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General Motors Laying Off Tennessee Workers

Automakers looking to head off glut of unsold vehicles.

by on May.17, 2017

General Motors is planning to layoff some workers at its Spring Hill, Tennessee, plant to avoid accusing a glut of unsold new vehicles.

With a substantial inventory of unsold vehicles sitting on dealer lots, General Motors continues to reduce production and idle workers at various assembly plants in an effort to trim vehicle stockpiles.

The news of new cuts at GM follow a confirmation by the Ford Motor Co. that it planned to reduce its salaried staff worldwide by 10%. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced plans for cutbacks but has idled workers in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and Toledo, Ohio, and Belvedere, Illinois, as part of a plan to renovate its production base in the U.S.

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Earlier, GM had announced that it would idle some 1,100 employees at plants in Lansing and is now reducing production of the Spring Hill Manufacturing facility, possibly triggering some 250 to 300 layoffs in the 4,100-member workforce. (more…)

Fiat Chrysler Laying Off 1,300 at Metro Detroit Plant

New product coming to plant, but more than a year away.

by on Apr.06, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's Sterling Heights Assembly Plant is laying off 1,300 workers due to sluggish 200 sales.

Fiat Chrysler is laying off nearly 1,300 workers at a Metro Detroit plant as a result of the sluggish sales of the automaker’s Chrysler 200 midsize sedan.

The layoffs, or furloughs as FCA is calling them, begin July 5 and while timed to coincide with the “shut down season” for makers, these layoffs are indefinite and impact the plant’s second shift.

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The move is the first time since 2009 that the automaker has idled workers with no return date. That time the entire industry was in the throes of a horrific sales slump that saw figures drop to lows not seen in decades. (more…)