General Motors Announces Huge Lay Off In Michigan

General Motors made a big announcement on Monday that may not make a lot of Michigan people happy.

The company will be laying off 1,100 workers in May at the Lansing Delta Township assembly plant in Michigan.

The largest U.S. automaker will be shifting its production of a vehicle to the state of Tennessee. It already added 800 jobs last year to the Spring Hill, Tennessee plant.

According to GM spokesman Tom Wickham who wrote in an emailed statement, the plant is going to be building a new version of the company’s Acadia SUV and will also build the Buick Enclave and Chevrolet Traverse after it retools for a month.
Despite announcing in January that it would invest another $1 billion into U.S. factories, the company has been making many factory cuts.

GM said in January that the $1 billion investment would allow it to create or retain 1,500 U.S. jobs. It also did not specify what jobs are impacted.

President Trump had been pleased with the announcement and made a statement in February, saying that the company “committed to invest billions of dollars in its American manufacturing operation, keeping many jobs here that were going to leave. And if I didn’t get elected, believe me, they would have left.”

The automaker has plans to create 450 U.S. jobs in Michigan as it said it will begin work on bringing axle production for its next generation of full-size pickup trucks, including work previously done in Mexico, to operations in Michigan.

General Motors also announced on Monday that it would be selling its European operations to France’s PSA Group.

Disclaimer: We have no position in General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) and have not been compensated for this article.

Sofia Vida

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