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GM To Add 2,500 Jobs At Detroit-Area Volt Plant

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 4:18am

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it will add 2,500 jobs at a Detroit-area plant that now makes the Chevrolet Volt electric car.

The company plans to invest $69 million in the Detroit-Hamtramck factory and add two shifts of workers so theplant can make the new Chevrolet Malibu midsize car and the Impala large sedan.

Not all the jobs will be new hires. GM has about 1,300 laid-off workers waiting to be recalled in the U.S.

GM announced on May 10 that it would create or keep about 4,000 jobs by investing $2 billion in 17 factories in eight states.

So far the company has announced expansion plans in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Toledo, Ohio, and Flint and Bay City, Michigan.

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