GM to lay off 1,500 hourly workers as demand slows

Business Materials 16 October 2008 23:58 (UTC +04:00)

General Motors Corp will lay off 1,500 hourly workers at plants in Michigan and Delaware where it builds pickup trucks, large cars and a two-seat roadster due to slowing demand, a spokesman said on Thursday, reported Reuters.

GM, the largest U.S. automaker, told factory workers in late September that the cuts would be necessary, spokesman Tony Sapienza said.

The layoffs include 700 workers at a Pontiac, Michigan, assembly plant, as well as 400 each at plants in Hamtramck, Michigan, and Wilmington, Delaware, he said.