Electric vehicles will be the focal point for GM as the company plans to restructure going into 2020. Over 800 layoffs at the plant are scheduled to take place on Feb. 8, but employees will have other options at various plants in the regional area.
“GM will have job opportunities for all Detroit Hamtramck employees covered by the UAW-GM National Agreement,” GM communications manager Dan Flores said.
$3 billion will be funneled into the sprawling plant which will open up over 2,000 new employment opportunities for job seekers. Michigan and Ohio will be at the forefront of these new opportunities, backed by the United Auto Workers union. LMC Automotive revealed that an electric Escalade and Sierra will be built at the location in 2023. Also, Hummer will be making a triumphant return in 2021 with a new pickup and SUV model. The move to create more electric vehicle is a clear indication of where the auto industry is headed. According to Greentech Media, US Electric Vehicle Sales increased by 81% by the end of 2018 and will rise over time.
This news comes after a year of ups and downs for the automotive giant, most recently a 40-day strike in Oct of 2019.