American Multinational Corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, that designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts, and sells financial services, General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) plans to rehire 500 Michigan assembly plant workers who are to be laid off in May, due to amplified demand for larger vehicles, by 2018.
Last week, as said by Reuters, GM had plans to lay off roughly 1,100 workers in May at its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant and moving production of the GMC Acadia mid-size SUV to Spring Hill, Tennessee, from the factory, which will build just two models, the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave SUVs. The company said that when it begins full production of the new versions of the two models in 2018, it would "bring back approximately 500 jobs to give the company flexibility to meet market demand."
The company state that they would add 220 jobs at a plant in Romulus, and it would retain 180 jobs by shifting Lansing workers to a Flint assembly plant to support the manufacture of pickup trucks.
"We haven’t fundamentally changed any of our plans, but we continue to look for ways to improve our operations and find ways to help the country, grow jobs and support economic growth," spokesman Pat Morrissey said.