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GM Adding 220 Jobs, Saving Another 680 in Michigan

Automaker adding jobs at transmission plant.

by on Mar.15, 2017

GM planned to lay off more than 1,000 employees at its Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant, but now plans to bring back 500 of those workers.

Before President Donald Trump arrived in metro Detroit reiterating his threat to hammer companies that outsource jobs, General Motors announced plants to add 220 new jobs at a nearby auto plant.

The company add the new jobs and retain another 680 at plants across the state in the next year.

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GM is adding the now spots at its Romulus Powertrain Plant to boost production of the 10-speed transmission it uses in multiple vehicles. It will also retain about 180 jobs by redeploying workers from its Lansing Delta Township Assembly plant to its Flint Assembly Plant for production of heavy-duty Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. (more…)

Another GM Exec Crashes Through Glass Ceiling as New Manufacturing Chief

Alicia Boler-Davis is first woman and first African-American in critical post.

by on Jun.10, 2016

GM continues to increase the diversity of its senior management with the appointment of Alicia Boler-Davis as the head of manufacturing and labor relations.

General Motors made headlines and entered the record books when, in late 2013, it appointed Mary Barra as the first female CEO of a major automotive manufacturer. Now, Alicia Boler-Davis has crashed into the traditional, male-dominated auto industry club.

The 47-year-old GM veteran sets a few records of her own, in fact. She will become not only the first woman to direct the automaker’s manufacturing and labor relations operations, but also the first African-American. And she appears to be the first in such a position at any automotive manufacturer, as well.

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“With all the change facing our industry in the next several years, Alicia’s vast and diverse experience and proven track record for delivering results will help ensure our global manufacturing performance and capabilities are aligned to meet the challenges ahead,” said GM CEO Barra in a statement. (more…)