General Motors on Monday stated it was beginning to hand pink slips to about 4,000 salaried employees in the latest round of a restructuring announced in late November that will eventually shrink its white-collar workforce in North America by 15 percent out of 54,000.
Two people knowledgeable with the matter on the cuts stated GM is cutting hundreds of jobs at its information technology centers located in Texas, Georgia, Arizona and Michigan and over 1,000 jobs at its Warren, Michigan Tech Center. The automaker is filing new required mass layoff notices with state agencies and revealed the cuts to lawmakers.
The largest U.S. automaker declared in November it would slash a total of about 15,000 jobs and finish production at five North American plants. The cuts include removing about 8,000 salaried employees, or about 15 percent.
GM cut about 1,500 contract workers in December and stated 2,300 salaried workers accepted buyouts, officials stated.
Morrissey stated the automaker would provide salaried employees with severance packages and job placement services.
GM is also slashing its executive ranks by 25 percent and last week laid off three senior individuals in its Washington office and some other small salaried layoffs that took place earlier.