General Motors, is going to let go of approximately 1,300 workers in Michigan beginning next year because they’re stopping the production of certain vehicles. The company shared this information in official state documents.
The biggest group of job cuts was anticipated, involving 945 workers at Orion Assembly. These employees work on making Chevrolet Bolt models, but the production of these cars will stop after this year.
The last day of production is set for the week of December 18. However, the layoffs won’t happen until January 1.
GM Plant Transformations and Workforce Adjustments
General Motors plans to change Orion to produce electric trucks. The plant is expected to start operating again in late 2025.
The remaining 369 workers facing layoffs are from GM’s Lansing Grand River Assembly/Stamping, where they will no longer make the Chevrolet Camaro. Although GM had previously announced the discontinuation of the Camaro, they hadn’t specified how many employees would be affected at this plant, which still manufactures Cadillac sedans.
GM released a statement saying, “Lansing Grand River Assembly informed employees today that the plant will adjust staffing levels due to the end of Camaro production. As a result, about 350 employees will be affected beginning Jan. 2. GM anticipates having job opportunities for all impacted team members per the provisions of the UAW-GM National Agreement.”
The layoffs at Grand River are scheduled to start on January 2 and will continue until March, as indicated in the WARN notice documents.
General Motors will lay off 1,300 Michigan workers due to discontinuing certain vehicle productions, outlined in state documents. The largest layoffs, affecting 945 at Orion Assembly making Chevrolet Bolts, coincide with the production end in December. GM plans to retool Orion for electric trucks by late 2025, and additional layoffs at Lansing Grand River Assembly follow, ceasing Chevrolet Camaro production. The company aims to provide job opportunities for affected employees starting January 2.