GM’s Lordstown Facility Gets Additional 100 Full-Time Workers
A joint decision taken by General Motors and United Auto Workers Local 1112 has resulted in the conversion of 100 part time workers into full time ones at the Lordstown facility. This conversion will be brought into effect within a couple of weeks. It also implies job security for a 100 more employees.
GM has also stressed on the fact that the underlying message is that the company’s sales is doing extremely well, such that the requirement for extra support staff arose. It is not clear at the moment whether the company will be requiring any additional temporary workers at the manufacturing plant.
The Chevy Cruze is currently the company’s best-seller with the car doing quite well in the United States and Europe in terms of sales. In 2011, the company managed to deliver 39,400 units of the vehicle to customers in Europe, while in 2012 February alone, more than 20,000 units were sold.
For the record, February was the sixth month that GM managed to sell more than 20,000 units of the Chevy Cruze around the world. The month also marked the sixth month of sales growth for the vehicle. Keeping this in mind, UAW 1112 has already taken into consideration the addition of the diesel version to the Cruze lineup in order to meet demand.