General Motors will rehire Flint, Mich., workers

The automaker plans to give 200 employees their jobs back to make smaller engines for their Volt and Cruze models

Topics: Auto Industry,

General Motors Co. plans to rehire nearly 200 workers in Flint, Mich., to make engines for the Chevrolet Volt electric car and Chevrolet Cruze compact.

A person familiar with GM’s plans said Tuesday that the jobs are in addition to the 160 people already hired at the Flint South plant, which will begin making the engines early next year. The person asked not to be named because GM’s announcement is scheduled for Wednesday.

The workers will come from another GM plant in Flint that closed earlier this month.

GM currently makes 1.4-liter engines for the Volt and Cruze in Austria. It has invested $250 million in the Flint South plant to make the engines there.

GM will be able to produce 400 engines per day initially, but will gradually increase production.

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