General Motors Co. plans to lay off approximately 180 hourly full-time positions in Michigan and Ohio as part of the Detroit-based carmaker's plan announced November 2018 to reduce its salaried employees by 15%, Automotive News reported March 8.
About 80 hourly employees at the company's Pontiac Metal Center north of Detroit will be affected, according to GM spokesperson Jim Cain.
In addition, more than 100 employees at a processing center in West Chester, Ohio, are also affected because of the facility's closure.
Affected employees will receive benefits in compliance with the UAW-GM labor contract and may apply for vacancies at other GM locations, Cain said. The company expects to complete staff reduction in late April.