Exciting news as General Motors is looking to open its doors for 1,200 workers in two of its plants in Lansing. Gm said that the job openings will mostly focus on the launch of two new Cadillac sedans, the CT4 and the CT5, along with the customer demand for midsize SUVs.
Once the plants require a second shift, they will hire about 400 workers for its general assembly line to support the CT4 and CT5 sedans. A third shift for 800 more workers will be added for the assembly of the Chevrolet Traverse and Buick Enclave SUVs.
Vice President of GM North American Manufacturing and Labor Relations, Phil Kienle said, “Our team members have proven experience in building high-quality vehicles and are well-prepared to meet the needs of our customers. This is great news for our manufacturing sites as well as the Lansing community.”
The UAW said it’s proud to be opening 1,200 more jobs for the facilities. On the matter, UAW’s Terry Dittes, Vice President of GM department, said, “Everyday, UAW members, under the teamwork of Region 1D Director Steve Dawes and local leadership, help bring quality and focus to making our customers proud and selling some of the finest vehicles made in the world. We look forward to many more years of success in Lansing.”
According to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer upon hearing GM’s news, “Everyone knows the best vehicles on the road are made by the industry’s best workforce here in Michigan. From the $300 million investment in the Orion Assembly plant to the $2.2 billion in the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, we are excited about the future of manufacturing in Michigan. We are making strides every single day to cement Michigan’s status as a world leader in mobility, and we will continue to work with our partners to keep our foot on the gas.”
Both shift additions are expected to start in the second quarter according to GM.
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