Local auto suppliers are preparing for GMís plan to hire up to 1,000 workers in April by strengthening their own workforces.
According to excerpts from the article:
The additional workers - 450 to 525 combined at Ryder Logistics, JCIM and Android Industries - are needed as GM prepares to add a third shift of 900 to 1,000 workers in April.
The shift is needed because production of the Chevrolet Traverse crossover - made in Spring Hill, Tenn., until November 2009 - is being brought to the Delta plant. Two sister crossovers - the Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia - are already made there.
GM is filling spots at the assembly plant with transferred workers from Spring Hill and laid-off workers from the Lansing Grand River assembly plant and elsewhere. But suppliers are hiring new workers.They typically are paid from $12 an hour to $15 an hour, said Doug Stites, CEO of local work force development agency Capital Area Michigan Works.
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