General Motors Co. in late September will cut the third shift at its Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kansas, amid slowing passenger car sales.
The factory is the fifth assembly plant since November that GM has announced would shed shifts, affecting thousands of hourly and salaried workers. GM has cut the third shifts at car factories including at Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant and the Lordstown Assembly Plant in Ohio, and the second shift at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant. GM also cut the third shift at its Lansing Delta Township SUV plant in May, but said it plans to bring back about 500 jobs to that facility in the first quarter next year.
The automaker on Friday informed workers at Fairfax who build the Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan, a GM spokesman said. The Detroit automaker said 1,000 of the plant’s about 3,000 hourly and salaried employees are expected to be affected.
“Lower demand for passenger cars across the industry has caused us to adjust production of some models,” GM said in a statement. “Beginning in late September, Fairfax Assembly will operate on two production shifts. We believe the steps we are taking will provide the smallest impact on employment at the plant going forward.”
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