GM Announces 900 New or Retained Jobs in Michigan Over Next 12 Months
Lansing Delta to Add 500 Jobs in 2018 to Support Traverse, Enclave
Coinciding with president Donald Trump’s tour of Michigan, General Motors announced the retention or addition of 900 jobs in the region, spread across three plants that build transmissions, fullsize trucks, and crossovers. The jobs are in addition to the 7,000 jobs and $1 billion investment GM announced earlier this year. The Romulus Powertrain plant will add 220 new jobs to increase production of the new 10-speed automatic transmission, currently used in the high-performance Camaro ZL1. The transmission will likely be used in the next-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, expected for the 2019 model year, as well as Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon/XL fullsize SUVs.
The Flint Assembly plant, which builds the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD models, will retain 180 jobs by reassigning some of the displaced workers from GM’s Lansing Delta Township plant. The plant announced dropping its third shift earlier this year with GMC Acadia production moving to Spring Hill, Tennessee. The plant plans to add an additional 500 workers in 2018 as production ramps up for the new Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave models.
GM additionally announced its support for several STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) educational initiatives in the region and nationwide, including Take 2, an internship initiatives for professionals with technical backgrounds returning to the workforce, Girls Who Code, a partnership to empower middle and high school girls in technology and engineering, and SAE International’s A World In Motion (AWIM), a volunteer-assisted program to promote STEM education in K-12 classrooms.
Source: General Motors