2000 workers to be affected as GM eliminates third shift

OHIO, U.S. - Workers at General Motors Co. were left devastated and shocked after the company announced that it will lay off more than 2000 at two factories amid the slow car demand for several ...


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OHIO, U.S. - Workers at General Motors Co. were left devastated and shocked after the company announced that it will lay off more than 2000 at two factories amid the slow car demand for several of its models. 

General Motors became the latest firm to eliminate more than 2000 jobs at its factories by eliminating third shift production at assembly plants in Lordstown, Ohio and Lansing, Michigan. 

GM spokesman Tom Wickham said, “This is not a situation you take lightly, to remove a shift, but this realignment needs to occur.”

Reports claim that overall car sales have fallen more than 8 percent this year, while people nowadays demand pickups, SUVs and crossovers that led to an increase in sales up to 7 percent. 

Glenn Johnson, president of a United Auto Workers union local at the Lordstown plant said, “It’s supply and demand, and right now the demand is not there for what we have.”

GM also announced that it will invest $900 million in three plants, including the Lansing factory, but this will not give room to any new job opportunities.

Two months back, Ford announced its decision to move its small card production to Mexico. 

 

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