Since coming out of bankruptcy, GM added 6,900 to payroll

About a year ago, everyone was angered and critical of General Motors laying off workers in the United States – many still are and probably have a good reason to be. Nonetheless, things seem to be getting better as GM added or recalled 6,900 workers in the United States since coming out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year. GM Vice Chairman Steve Girsky said that of the 6,900, 1,100 of the jobs are in Michigan alone.

Girsky said that GM is also expected to report a positive second-quarter financial report, which is due out later this month. The Detroit automaker posted an $865-million profit for the first quarter ended March 31.

The 1,100 jobs in Michigan were added to the Delta Township plant near Lansing, a new battery plant in Brownstown Township, and other GM facilities in Bay City and Warren, said GM spokesman Tom Wilkinson. Wilkinson said that GM has also increased employment by 2,770 in three Canadian facilities since it came out of bankruptcy.

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: Free Press