General Motors will lay off over 2,000 workers in January as it slows down small car production.
While the company just said it will invest over $900 million at three of its plants, it revealed that the third shift at both its Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant and Lordstown Assembly Plant will be cut to suit slowing demand.
Effective of January 16, 2017, 810 hourly workers at the Lansing plant will lose their jobs alongside 29 salaried workers. The third shift at the Lordstown plant will then end on January 23, 2017, leaving 1,200 hourly workers and 43 salaried workers without jobs.
Days supply of the Cadillac ATS, Cadillac CTS and Chevrolet Camaro built at the Lansing plant rose to 118,136 and 138 respectively at the end of October, more than double the supply considered healthy. Days supply of the Lordstown-built Cruze sit at 105 days.
Sales of these four models are down for the first 10 months of the year compared to 2015 and according to the automaker, this is reflective of customers now preferring crossovers and trucks rather than cars.