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March 26, 2009

GM: 12 percent workers taking buyouts

General Motors Corp. said Thursday that 195 union workers at its Shreveport assembly plant accepted a buyout from the financially troubled auto giant.

The workers are among 7,500 workers nationwide who decided to take the deal, GM said. That represents about 12 percent of GM’s hourly work force represented by the United Auto Workers.

GM offered $20,000 cash and a $25,000 voucher to buy a car to all of its 62,400 hourly U.S. employees as part of an effort to further trim its blue-collar payroll.

Source: AP, Forbes

February 10, 2009

GM To Cut Another 10,000 Salaried Jobs This Year

According to CNNMoney: “General Motors Corp. (GM) will cut 10,000 jobs worldwide, or 14% of its salaried work force, as downsizing underway for years in the U.S. spreads around the globe.”

“Some 3,400 U.S. workers, or 12% of GM’s U.S. salaried work force, will be shed as part of the reduction. Most of those remaining will see a 3% to 7% pay cut on that date through year-end, while executives will get a 10% reduction.”

~News submitted by upthecreek

February 8, 2009

GM may cut thousands of salaried workers

According to Bloomberg, Reuters: “General Motors Corp. (GM.N) is developing a plan to fire up to 5,000 salaried employees as it tries to cut costs by a March 31 deadline to keep $13.4 billion in U.S. government aid. The total could match the number of salaried positions GM slashed in 2008. The company will include the plan in a Feb. 17 progress report to the U.S. government”

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