Automaker General Motors announced that they will shut down their Flint Engine North complex in November. The closing spells out big layoffs for GM, with a total of 330 employees receiving pink slips.
According to GM spokesman Tom Wickham, the layoffs will go into effect in November. Wickham says the time will allow the company to “decommission the site and turn the keys over to Motors Liquidation Company by the end of the year.”
Cruze explained the layoff situation in an e-mail sent to The Flint Journal. “We currently, have 480 Flint North employees,” Wickham said. “Of that number, 80 are already assigned to building the Volt and Cruze engines at Flint Engine south. Of the 400 remaining, 70 will transfer from Flint North to Flint Engine South in November leaving 330 to be laid off.”General Motors Sends Out 330 Pink Slips by Harrison Barnes