GM to Announce New Shifts and 20,000 New Jobs
General Motors plans to make several announcements in the next few weeks about adding shifts and hourly jobs at U.S. plants, company and UAW officials said Tuesday.
UAW President Bob King, while touring the North American International Auto Show floor at Cobo Center, said he expects GM will soon surpass 20,000 jobs added since the bankruptcy restructuring of 2009.
He noted that Joe Ashton, vice president in charge of the union’s GM department, spoke Monday to the company’s board of directors, and King said Ashton “expects some more announcements very shortly.”
A GM spokesman said the automaker has thus far added 18,000 hourly jobs since the bankruptcy and confirmed that it’s looking to add capacity and shifts as it rolls out a wave of new product launches this year and next. Neither company nor UAW officials would reveal specifics about which plants will be next to get new work.