GM re-hiring Michigan workers after cuttign 4,400 jobs

GM re-hiring Michigan workers after cuttign 4,400 jobs
Posted at 2:54 PM, Mar 15, 2017

After cutting 4,400 jobs at four plants this year, some laid off General Motors workers are getting their jobs back.

The automaker says weak sales prompted the cut from facilities in Michigan. The company announced it will re-hire some workers from a Lansing plant that laid off 1,100 workers earlier this month. Five hundred workers will stay in Lansing, while 180 will be moved to Flint. A plant near Detroit will hire 220.

Earlier this year GM said it was investing $1 billion dollars in its plants and adding 7,000 jobs in the U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Michigan today to meet with auto executives. He’s expected to announce a review of fuel economy rules that many automakers say are too restrictive. They argue cheap gas will make it more difficult for them to sell as many efficient vehicles.