General Motors will reportedly lay off 100 workers at its Orion Assembly Plant this summer.
Located north of Detroit, Orion Assembly produces the Buick Verano and Chevrolet and employs about 1,600 hourly and 200 salaried workers. The layoffs, which are rumored to begin in July and continue through the end of the year, are said to result in a 21 percent decrease in production from 33 cars an hour down to 26.
Meanwhile, the automaker is investing $160 million into the plant to produce the Chevrolet Bolt electric car in 2017. No announcement has been made about whether or not new workers will be hired to produce the Bolt, which is being brought to market “as quickly as possible” to be sold in all 50 U.S. states, sport an electric range of 200 miles and be priced at roughly $30,000.