General Motors delivered good news to the city of Flint — they plan to rehire nearly 200 workers at the Flint South plant, in addition to the 160 people already hired.
The automaker is investing $163 million in three Midwestern plants, including the plant in Flint. WWJ’s Florence Walton reports that an estimated 135 jobs will be saved right in the city.
UAW president, Bill Jordan said that it was a “great day for the state Michigan” and an “even better day for the city of Flint.”
Jordan continued to explain that “most all of our workers will be able to come back to their home plant, that are currently working at Flint North, which, it means a lot, they don’t have to leave town.”
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) was also excited about the announcement.
“It’s about making sure we have a long-term commitment to the words ‘Made in America’ and frankly I want it to say ‘Made in Michigan,’ ” she said.
The plant will start rolling out engines for the Chevrolet Volt, Cruze, and a new small car early next year.
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