GM Fire Sale Gathers Pace: Everyone Must Go!

gm fire sale gathers pace everyone must go

Automotive News [sub] reports that GM is beginning its promised cutback in contract workers. “We are in the process of advising several temporary agencies that we are continuing to eliminate some contract jobs,” GM spokesman Dan Flores told Automotive News. He declined to say how many workers or the GM sites that are affected.” TTAC can fill in at least one of the blanks. A reader informs us that there are around 500 contract designers on staff at GM’s Warren, MI Tech Center. Approximately four-hundred got the axe. Friday is their last day. He also tells us that the remaining 100 workers will be gone by year’s end. Where does this leave GM’s hybrid design team? China. [thanks to you-know-who-you-are]

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  • Monkeyboy Monkeyboy on Oct 01, 2008

    Can you say, Lawsuit?" Any huge corporation hasn't the accountability necessary to track poor performance and flush it. Otherwise the upper echelons would be empty.

  • Kevin Kevin on Oct 01, 2008
    Any huge corporation hasn’t the accountability necessary to track poor performance and flush it. Otherwise the upper echelons would be empty. Oh they'll be gone soon enough.

  • Blindfaith Blindfaith on Oct 01, 2008

    Being both contract employee and GM employee depending on the time frame in the last 30 years. The need to say that one or the other is undesirable or lazy is not worthy of you or them. The problem lies in middle management mostly not understanding how to complete a project in the most cost effective means while still maintaining style, immeidiate quality and long term reliability. The premature release of the CVT is an example of upper management stupidity and middle management inability to express the stupidity of releasing a product the project engineers stated was not road ready.

  • Demetri Demetri on Oct 01, 2008

    GM is getting government bailout money so that they can move everything overseas. How great is that?

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