GM adding/retaining 900 jobs in Michigan

GM adding/retaining 900 jobs in Michigan

Investments coming to Lansing, Flint, Romulus plants.

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March 16, 2017

Detroit, Michigan – General Motors today will add or retain approximately 900 jobs at three Michigan facilities during the next 12 months. The 900 jobs are in addition to the 7,000 jobs and $1 billion in U.S. investments GM announced earlier this year.

As a result of working closely with the UAW to grow the business, GM has identified the following job opportunities:

  • Romulus Powertrain Plant: Approximately 220 new jobs to increase production of the 10-speed automatic transmission to be used in multiple GM products, including the current 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
  • Flint Assembly Plant: Approximately 180 retained jobs by redeploying team members from Lansing Delta Township to support production of the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD pick-up trucks
  • Lansing Delta Township: Approximately 500 retained jobs to support production of the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave in the first quarter of 2018

“The job commitments announced today demonstrate the confidence we have in our products, our people and an overall positive outlook for the auto industry and the U.S. economy,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra.

As previously announced, the Lansing Delta Township Plant will be adjusting production plans this spring as the plant transitions from building three models, the Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave, and GMC Acadia, to two models, the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave.

During this transition, the plant will not operate a third shift. When the plant has fully launched the new crossovers by early 2018, GM will bring back approximately 500 jobs to give the company flexibility to meet market demand for the new crossovers.

The GMC Acadia is moving to GM’s plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

Source: General Motors