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GM adds workers at Oshawa plant

General Motors announced it is recalling 1,000 laid-off workers in response to increased demand for the popular Che...


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May 8, 2002 by Canadian Plastics

General Motors announced it is recalling 1,000 laid-off workers in response to increased demand for the popular Chevrolet Impala. The workers will comprise a new third shift at the Oshawa No. 1 Plant, which assembles the Impala sedan and Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The new shift is expected to begin operations this fall, as GM plans to boost production of the cars from approximately 1,000 units a day to more than 1,500 units a day. The majority of that increase will be for the Impala.
Laid-off workers from other GM Canada operations will have first chance at the new jobs. The increase in car production at Oshawa is also expected to create as many as 500 new jobs in the supplier base as well.