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April 27, 2009

GM to cut 21,000 jobs, scrap Pontiac brand

Filed under: auto,GM — 7macaw @ 6:51 am
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General Motors Corp. will cut an additional 7,000 to 8,000 factory jobs in the United States, kill the Pontiac brand and shed 2,600 dealers by 2010 under a revised business plan developed with the Obama administration and announced today.

The new job cuts bring the total number of hourly jobs eliminated under GM’s plan to 21,000. GM said additional cuts among salaried workers would be expected, but did not give a specific target.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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

March 24, 2009

GM lays off 160 white-collar workers at Warren

Filed under: auto,GM,US — 7macaw @ 10:26 am
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General Motors Corp. began white-collar layoffs today, telling about 160 workers at the Warren Technical Center that their last day will be April 1.

The move is just the beginning of GM’s plans to cut 3,400 salaried jobs in the United States this year. Worldwide, GM plans to cut 47,000 workers by the end of the year.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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