Monday, January 26, 2009

GM News:GM cutting 2,000 jobs in Michigan, Ohio


Article from The Detroit News

NEW ORLEANS -- General Motors Corp. announced more production cuts and layoffs today because of weak demand affecting the U.S. auto industry.

The automaker is eliminating a shift at its Delta Township plant near Lansing and in Lordstown, Ohio, collectively affecting about 2,000 workers. It will temporarily idle production at 10 other plants across North America during the first or second quarter, GM spokesman Chris Lee said.

At GM's Delta Township plant near Lansing, about 1,200 workers will be laid off indefinitely March 30 after the automaker eliminates one shift. Workers, who produce the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook, will alternate on two shifts from Feb. 2 to March 27 before a shift is eliminated....More

1 comment:

The Intellectual Redneck said...

The "Big Three" are under bankruptcy watch and begging for more bailout money. President Barack Obama thinks this is a good time to appease his environmental base by weighing Detroit down with a new round of environmental regulations. This is a horrible timing and it will severely damage the ability of the "Big Three" to return to profitability. The first increase in CAFE will take place by the 2011 model year. Detroit is now preparing to launch the 2010 model year in July. Read more here. The "Big Three" are sinking and Barack Obama fires a salvo of torpedoes