One of the largest automakers in the United States announced plans to conduct a large-scale restructuring.
The main goal will be to concentrate production around the development of unmanned vehicles and electric cars. The price of such changes is a reduction of 14 thousand jobs in North America and the closure of 5 plants of the company.
According to the information provided by the management of General Motors, it is planned to sack more than 8 thousand office staff, as well as 6 thousand man working in factories in the United States and Canada. In total, the company intends to reduce 15% of its employees. Given that the current state consists of 180 thousand men, there is a high probability of further layoffs.
In addition, at the moment, representatives of General Motors are preparing to close 5 plants. According to preliminary information, these facilities are located in States such as Ohio, Michigan and Maryland. In addition, one of the plants, which is located in the Canadian province of Ontario, in the industrial city of Oshawa, will be closed.
Representative of the Democratic Party Tim Ryan, representing the 13 constituency of Ohio, I am sure that the situation with General Motors is provoked by the policy of Donald Trump. The politician also said that the leadership of the automaker turned away from the residents of the region, who for many years worked at the local GM plant.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also responded to the statement of General Motors. The statesman noted that the company’s employees have long been “part of the heart and soul” of Oshawa and the current changes disappoint him.
“We will do our best to help the families affected by this news,” the Prime Minister said. General Motors is one of the largest automakers in the US and North America. Under the leadership produced such brands as Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac. However, in recent years, the company’s business is on the decline, which forced its management to resort to radical action.