HAMTRAMCK (WWJ) – More than 1,000 autoworkers could soon be out of a job after General Motors announced it is cutting a shift at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant.
The automaker says it will eliminate its second shift production operations between March 6 and 19 in order to align production with current and forecasted market demand.READ MORE: 1 Person Shot, 1 In Custody In Kalamazoo McDonald's Shooting
The shift elimination will result in a layoff affecting 1,302 total workers — 1270 hourly and 32 salaried employees. GM says it will explore placement opportunities at other facilities for those affected.READ MORE: Whitmer Signs Executive Directive On Abortion, Reproductive Health
The shift elimination comes as GM announced it will temporarily close five factories in January — including the Detroit-Hamtramck plant — as it tries to reduce a growing inventory of cars on dealer lots. The shutdown is expected to last about three weeks.MORE NEWS: Michigan Legislature Pushes For Pause On Gasoline Tax
The Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet Impala, Cadillac CT6 and the Buick LaCrosse are assembled at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck plant.