General Motors will lay off 814 hourly and salaried workers at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant starting Feb. 28. The workers will be relocated and the plant will be retooled for a new line of electric vehicles to start production in 2021.
The automaker provided notice of the layoffs Tuesday in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act filing with the state.
The UAW workers affected, about 753, will remain employed and be offered buyouts or jobs at other GM facilities, said GM spokesman Dan Flores.
“As previously announced, production of the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac CT6 at Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly will be complete in early 2020,” said Flores. “We have job opportunities for all D-Ham team members covered by the UAW-GM National Agreement. We expect to have opportunities in Michigan and Ohio.”
Flores said GM will have more specific details after it finishes a buyout program at the plant. GM will begin making the job offers to Detroit-Hamtramck employees beginning in January, when Cadillac CT6 sedan production will be completed. Impala production will continue through Feb. 28.