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March 27, 2009

Buyouts at GM open door for hiring at lower wages

Filed under: auto,GM,US — 7macaw @ 6:51 am
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The 7,631 United Auto Workers who accepted early retirement and buyout offers this week from General Motors Corp. — more than 53 percent of whom work in Michigan — will make room for laid off workers to reclaim their jobs.

But GM likely will not be able to hire lesser-paid workers until the worst sales market in 27 years improves.

“We certainly hope to be able to realize some of that (savings) going forward, but clearly the evaporation in sales put a hold on that,” GM spokesman Tony Sapienza said. “When the dust settles, we’ll still have people laid off, but we’ll be able to bring a lot of laid off people back to work.

Source: The Detroit News

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