GM Hiring 1,000 to Build New HD Pickups

It’s not all job cuts at GM. The company announced today that it’s planning 1,000 new positions to help build the latest heavy-duty pickups at a plant in Flint.

The announcement came today as part of the reveal of the all-new 2020 Silverado HD. With the new Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD sibling coming online, with more tech onboard, the automaker is expecting to need more people to put them together. HD pickup sales topped 600,000 last year, and they’re a big profit center for GM, Ford, and FCA.

GM said that existing employees getting laid off would get priority for the new truck positions, Autoblog reported. With five North American plants closing, GM has said it’s trying to find jobs for 1,500 U.S. hourly employees at those facilities. These positions could benefit many of those 1,500 workers including those at the Lordstown Assembly plant in Ohio, expected to close with the end of production of the Chevrolet Cruze.

[source: Autoblog]

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