General Motors has started to accept job applications for the Spring Hill assembly plant in Tennessee. The plant, which used to assemble Saturn vehicles, now produces Chevrolet Equinox models fitted with the 2.4L engine. Soon, Spring Hill will produce the all-new Cadillac XT5 crossover, and is expected that a future midsize GMC crossover and possibly a Chevrolet midsize crossover will also join the Cadillac at the plant afterwards. No word on a Buick crossover being built there, official or otherwise.
The plant had laid off 2,000 workers back in 2009, and is now looking for 1,100 new hires. According to this Detroit News article, there are many GM workers who were one of those to be laid off from the Spring Hill plant that hope to return to the area. With the only requirements being a valid email address, 18 years of age, a high school diploma or equivalent, and the passing of a drug test and background check, it’s safe to say that there will be a large amount of applications submitted for the positions, which are entry-level or two-tier positions.
GM is still working things out with union contracts, and there is hope that the workers who wish to return to Spring Hill will be able to do so.