Along with the $178 million investment to retool the Lansing Grand River assembly plant, General Motors will hire 600 new hands to assemble the Cadillac ATS, which launches this summer. The Detroit News reports that 460 of those jobs have already been filled.
GM originally made the announcement back in 2010, so why are we revisiting this? Because this recent hiring at Lansing Grand River marks one of the first times in recent years the automaker has brought in a number of completely new workers instead of calling back laid off workers. The new hires will go through a four-to-six week training course to learn the process of crafting the new ATS, which will start a hair under $34,000, with a loaded V6 model being priced north of $50,000.