General Motors will lay off more workers at its Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant than it originally reported last month, the Lansing State Journal reports. The automaker confirmed the second shift would be cut from the plant in early November, however an additional 100 hourly employees will now also be let go.
The announcement brings the total number of employees who will be let go from their jobs in January to 450. Positions are being cut at the Lansing plant amid slow sales of the Cadillac ATS and CTS luxury cars, however the second shift is expected to come back online when production of the next-generation Camaro moves from Oshawa to Lansing.
GM says about 200 of the affected employees will be transferred to its Lansing Delta Township plant, which currently produces the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia crossovers. Temporary transfers for the remaining employees have not been finalized, GM spokesman Erin Davis told LSJ.
The majority of workers who will be laid off are new hires with $16 per hour wages, which represents the lower half of a two-tier wage scale. More senior employees with higher salaries should be safe from the layoffs.