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GM Recalls 1,000 Workers At Ohio Plant

Mon, 10/05/2009 - 4:58am

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Officials say the recall of 1,000 hourly General Motors Corp. workers should provide a lift to an economically depressed part of Ohio.

GM on Monday is starting a second shift at its factory in Lordstown that now makes the Chevrolet Cobalt small car and will begin building the Chevy Cruze compact early next year.

Lordstown Mayor Michael Chaffee says he expects the beefed-up staffing at the plant will mean "positive ripple effects" in the community near Youngstown, and just in time for the holiday shopping season.

The Lordstown facility was included in GM's plan announced in August to boost production by 60,000 vehicles through the end of this year due to a sales boost from Cash for Clunkers and a recovery in the U.S. market.

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