In all, more than 14,000 GM workers are imperiled by the automaker’s recently announced plans to close five North American plants.
However, General Motors has said it has a “plan” for the “majority of affected employees” who find themselves working in plants that have no vehicle slated for future production.
“For U.S. hourly impacted employees, this includes approximately 2,700 available jobs at other GM U.S. plants, GM training opportunities and access to tuition assistance,” the automaker said.
More than 1,100 U.S. employees from these facilities have already volunteered to transfer to other U.S. plants, the company said.
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“A strong U.S. economy enables us to provide these opportunities now as we position General Motors for long-term success,” the letter said. “General Motors’ focus remains on providing interested employees options to transition, including providing job opportunities at other GM plants where possible. GM remains committed to working with local government officials, our union and each individual to find appropriate opportunities for them.”