GM to Announce New Jobs at Arlington Assembly Plant

As if it has made a goal out of not letting one day of the current week pass without making a major positive announcement, American manufacturer GM is expected to let the world know on Thursday that its new hiring campaign, the biggest in years, will continue with the Arlington Assembly Plant, one of the plants that took the beating during the American manufacturer's bankruptcy ordeal back in 2009).

According to the information obtained by Freep, GM executives will flock to the site to let the world know that 110 new positions need filling at the facility which manufactures the majority of the SUVs in the car maker's lineup.

Earlier on Wednesday, GM announced that, thanks to its decision to produce the new generation Impala at the Detroit-Hamtramck facility, an extra 2,500 hourly and salaried will be rehired (the majority of them will come from laid-off UAW members).

The increased workforce is needed to operate one of the busiest GM production hubs in the US. Once the Impala will enter production two years from now, Detroit-Hamtramck will be producing the Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera. To support the production of the new Impala, GM will invest $69 million in tooling and equipment.

Since nearly immediately after entering bankruptcy and announcing major layoffs, GM began a huge investment and hiring campaign that, contrary to popular belief, seems to have paid off. Since bankruptcy, GM spent $3.4 billion on upgrades on various operations it possesses, helping to create (or re-create) in the process some 9,000 jobs.
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