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GM to layoff 1,300 workers in Michigan early next year

These layoffs follow the company's October announcement that it would postpone the production of two all-electric pickups at the plant for a year.

Starting early next year, General Motors intends to lay off approximately 1,300 workers in Michigan due to ending production of specific vehicle models.

On Dec. 14, the Detroit automaker filed a WARN notice indicating that it would cut 945 jobs, effective Jan. 15, at its Orion Assembly plant in Orion Township, Michigan. These layoffs follow the company’s October announcement that it would postpone the production of two all-electric pickups at the plant for a year, resulting in the facility being idle. The announcement stated that GM would transfer around 1,000 employees to other locations within the state.

Another 369 employees at GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly/Stamping will be laid off since the company will no longer manufacture the Chevrolet Camaro. GM had previously disclosed the vehicle’s discontinuation but had not revealed the number of job losses at the facility, which still operates and produces Cadillac sedans.

GM had initially planned to begin producing the Chevrolet Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV at Orion next year. Nonetheless, the company has now decided to “retime the conversion” of the Orion Assembly facility to EV truck manufacture and restart operations in late 2025 instead.

However, GM expects to offer jobs to all impacted team members per the terms of the UAW-GM National Agreement.

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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