GM to cut 14K jobs, shut­ter plants

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - NATION | WORLD -

Gen­eral Mo­tors will lay off up to 14,000 work­ers in North Amer­ica and put five plants up for pos­si­ble clo­sure as it aban­dons many of its car mod­els and re­struc­tures to fo­cus more on au­ton­o­mous and elec­tric ve­hi­cles, the au­tomaker said Mon­day.

The re­duc­tions could amount to as much as 8 per­cent of GM’s global work­force of 180,000 em­ploy­ees.

The move, which fol­lows job re­duc­tions by Ford Mo­tor Com­pany, fur­ther pares the work force in a sec­tor that Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump had promised to bol­ster.

An­thony Lanzilote / Bloomberg

GM will cut more than 14,000 work­ers, part of an ef­fort to pre­pare for elec­tric and self-driv­ing ve­hi­cles.

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