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General Motors reveals opportunities for employees at impacted plants in U.S., Canada

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Posted at 2:00 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 14:00:35-05

General Motors revealed its plan for employees working at facilities that are facing closures.

The plan includes about 2,700 jobs available at other GM U.S. plants, GM training opportunities and access to tuition assistance.

The automotive company says more than 1,100 U.S. employees have already volunteered to transfer.

“Strong U.S. and Canadian economies enable us to provide these opportunities now as we position General Motors for long-term success,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “Our focus remains on providing interested employees options to transition including job opportunities at other GM plants. We remain committed to working with local government officials, our unions and each individual to find appropriate opportunities for them.”

The additional 2,700 jobs available at GM's U.S. plants will support new vehicle launches beginning in 2019. The facilities that need extra employees are located in:

  • Flint
  • Lansing
  • Toledo
  • Bedford, Indiana
  • Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Spring Hill, Tennessee
  • Arlington, Texas

For workers at GM's Oshawa plant in Ontario, GM Canada committed to provide financial support to help employees with retraining and other assistance that will help them be prepared for more than 2,400 new jobs to be open in the Durham Region area in 2019 and 2020.
For GM salaried imployess, those impacted will be provided outplacement services including job search assistance, career counseling, resume writing and interview skills. Many salaried employees at plants facing closures will have opportunities at other GM locations.