Probably hoping for some positive PR, the automaker said it plans to bring back close to 900 of the 1,100 workers from three Michigan manufacturing facilities who lost their jobs earlier this month.
As many as 500 of those jobs won’t be brought back until 2018 to the company’s Lansing Delta plant. Another 180 jobs will come to a plant in Flint, Michigan. Those positions are expected to be filled by retained workers from the Lansing plant.
“The job commitments announced today demonstrate the confidence we have in our products, our people and an overall positive outlook for the auto industry and the U.S. economy,” GM chairman and chief executive Mary Barra said in a statement.
GM announced earlier this year that it intends to create 7,000 jobs and invest $1 billion in the United States in 2017.