Over the past few years the auto industry has had it hard, it is only in recent times that things have started to pick up. One of the hardest hit automakers was GM, as they had to have a huge bailout by the US government. The Detroit company had to layoff a huge number of people in order to cut costs due to poor sales, so is nice to see that thier latest recall is not for vehicles but for 2,000 more workers.
Yes, it seems that GM will be asking for 2,000 of its workers they laid off to return to work. According to the Detroit News, most of the workers to return will be to fill southeastern Michigan plants, which as we know was one of the hardest hit in the job cuts.
We do not have a date for when GM will be recalling these workers, but it is believed to be around September, which will be great news for those workers and their families in the build-up to the holiday season. We do hope that these jobs will be permanent, and looking how General Motors has been growing since the downturn – we do not see any reason why not.
A spokesperson for GM said that once all the laid-off workers have returned then they will be able to think about hiring new workers, which will be part of the company’s new two-tier wage system. It is no secret that this is a controversial system, but better than no job at all.
Are you happy that GM will recall 2,000 more of its workers? What do you think of the two-tier wage system?