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GM to lay off 2,000 workers at car plants in Ohio and Michigan as sales slow

GM to lay off 2,000 workers at car plants in Ohio and Michigan as sales slow

Shifting demand from cars to trucks and SUVs is forcing General Motors to lay off more than 2,000 workers indefinitely at two assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan starting in January.

The company said Wednesday that it will suspend the third shifts at factories in Lordstown, Ohio, and in Lansing, Mich., because of the market change, which is growing and shows no sign of abating.

About 1,250 workers will be furloughed at the Lordstown plant, which makes the Chevrolet Cruze compact car, starting Jan. 23. An additional 840 will be idled at the Lansing Grand River factory, which makes the Chevrolet Camaro muscle car and the Cadillac ATS and CTS luxury cars, when their...

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