SPRING HILL, Tenn. - General Motors has announced 3,600 workers will indefinitely be laid off beginning early next year as production is slowed at 10 of the automaker's assembly plants.
While GM's plant in Spring Hill is among those affected, officials said effects of the production slowdown will be minimal.
They said only about 100 workers will be laid off and they were the workers recently hired as temporary workers to help with the launch of the new crossover SUV, the Chevrolet Traverse, that is being built at the plant.
A GM spokesperson said Friday the production line "re-rates," as they are called, help reduce inventory and adjust to shrinking market demand.
Slowdowns are also scheduled for two plants in Lansing, Michigan and plants in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Hamtramck, Michigan; Wentzville, Missouri; Oshawa, Ontario; Lordstown, Ohio; Oakland County's Orion Township and Kansas City, Kansas.