Following General Motors’ confirmation it will shut down five U.S. plants in January, it has now cut a shift from the Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.
Click On Detroit 4 reports GM will lay off 1,270 second shift workers at the plant responsible for building the 2017 Buick LaCrosse, 2017 Cadillac CT6, 2017 Chevrolet Volt and 2017 Chevrolet Impala. The layoffs come at a time when the market continues to shift from sedans and passenger cars to crossovers and other various utility vehicles.
The Detroit-Hamtramck plant will also be one of the five U.S. plants to shut down for two weeks in January to curb mounting inventory of vehicles. GM reportedly has a 105 day supply of vehicles, much higher than the 60 day supply that is seen as healthy.
Along with Detroit-Hamtramck, the Fairfax, Lansing Grand River, Lordstown and Bowling Green assembly plants will also go idle for two weeks next month. GM also recently cut 839 jobs at the Lansing Grand River assembly over high Chevrolet Camaro, Cadillac ATS and CTS inventories.