General Motors to lay off 1,300 employees in Michigan
MICHIGAN, EE.UU. - General Motors revealed that it plans to lay off 1,300 workers at two of its Michigan plants in early January. The move will affect 945 employees at its Orion assembly plant and 350 workers at the Lansing Grand River plant.
At the Orion plant, which is finishing production of the Chevrolet Bolt EV, GM will lay off 945 employees as it prepares for its transformation into an electric truck production facility, a project that will begin in late 2025. Final production of the Chevrolet Bolt EV at Orion is scheduled for next week.
On the other hand, at the Lansing Grand River plant, 350 of the 1,400 workers will be laid off due to the cessation of Chevrolet Camaro production. Despite this cutback, the plant will continue to produce the Cadillac CT4 and Cadillac CT5. GM stated that it will offer employment opportunities in other factories to employees affected by this measure.
GM's October announcement of a one-year delay in electric pickup truck production at the Orion plant has been the primary cause of these layoffs, affecting all production workers at that facility. GM CEO Mary Barra explained that this delay will allow for engineering changes that will make the trucks more efficient and less costly to produce, thus generating greater profitability.