05-27-2011 10:57 AM CET - Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

GM plans to add 2,500 jobs for building Malibu and Impala at its Detroit plant, AutomotiveCrossing finds 18,000 jobs.

Press release from: Automotivecrossing

Pasadena, CA, May 26, 2011 – General Motors is planning to add around 2,500 jobs at its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to build its next-generation Chevrolet Malibu and Chevrolet Impala models.

The announcement came on Wednesday by GM’s North America President Mark Reuss. This investment is part of GM’s plan to invest $2 billion in 17 American plants. The company has already committed $109 million at two of its Michigan plants and another $131 million at its Kentucky plant to build the new Corvette sports car.

The Detroit-Hamtramck plant currently builds the Cadillac DTS and Buick Lucerne models. The current model of the Chevrolet Impala is being done in GM’s Ontario, Canada plant. GM expects high demand for the next-generation model and wants its factory to be capable of running around the clock.

GM will be adding around 1,200 new jobs and bring back 1,300 laid-off workers. The new workers will be paid about $14 per hour, which is half the rate of the returning workers. This is because of GM’s agreement with the United Auto Workers, under which these new workers will be paid a second-tier wage.

To fill these positions, GM will first look to its pool of laid-off workers and also use referrals from its current staff. Every current hourly or salary worker will be allowed to make one referral.

AutomotiveCrossing, a job aggregator site for jobs available in the auto industry has found around 18,000 jobs in the industry. The jobs include managerial and engineering positions as well as hourly positions on the factory floor.

AutomotiveCrossing is part of the Employment Research Institute, one of the most powerful and comprehensive job search institutions dedicated to helping professionals find jobs that will enhance their careers. Employment Research Institute consists of 90+ industry-specific job boards which consolidate every job opening it can find in one convenient location. The website also offers a three-day free trial to new members.

Roger Croft
Address : 202 S Lake Ave, Unit 250
City/Town : Pasadena
State/Province : California
Zip : 91101
Country : United States

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