General Motors cutting shift, jobs at Lansing Grand River Plant

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LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – General Motors is announcing hundreds of jobs are being cut at the Lansing Grand River Plant.

The third shift is being eliminated, cutting 810 jobs.

300 of those 810 jobs were temporary.

The job cuts are expected to begin on January 16.

Workers are being notified of the cuts today.

General Motors also announced that $211 million is being invested into the Grand River Plant to expand production facilities.

Lansing Grand River is not the only GM plant seeing cuts.

The third shift at the Lordstown, Ohio plant ends on January 23.

That move will idle 1,202 workers, including 43 salaried employees.

In a statement today General Motors cited “the customer shift from cars to crossovers and trucks is projected to continue” and GM wanted to align production with customer demand.

In October the Cadillac ATS had sales fall 37 percent year-to-year, the Cadillac CTS fell off 34 percent while the Camaro jumped 18 percent.

Those three models are built at the Lansing Grand River plant.

This story is developing and will be updated online and on 6 News.

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