• Aug 5, 2010
The Detroit Free Press is reporting that General Motors has added a total of 6,900 jobs since the automaker emerged from bankruptcy in 2009. The news came out of a radio interview with Steve Girsky, GM vice president. Girsky said that a portion of that figure is made up of workers who were originally laid off as part of the restructuring process and then later recalled as manufacturing picked back up. Of the nearly 7,000 jobs, 1,100 are situated in Michigan. GM has recently increased its workforce at its Delta Township and Brownstown Township facilities, amongst others.

The company has also hired around 2,800 workers at its Canadian operations as well. GM is set to release its financial statement for the most recent business quarter later this month, and Girsky says that the numbers continue to demonstrate a company on the mend. Last quarter, the company posted a $865 million profit.

While the addition of nearly 7,000 jobs is a good milestone for GM, it's important to bear in mind that the figure marks a little more than a sixth of the workers laid off during restructuring.

[Source: The Detroit Free Press | Image: Bill Pugliano/Getty]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Can I get one????
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bok, bok, bok, gubmint motors, bok, bok, bok, Obama, bok, bok, bok, free market, bok, bok, bok, gubmint motors again, bok, bok, bok, my tax money, bok, bok, bok, tea party, bok, bok, bok, should have let it die, bok, bok, bok....

      7,000 sounds like a suspiciously round number to me, but jobs, is jobs. Great news. every job that is created (recreated, reemployed, conjured-up-from-nothing) is a step in the right direction (unless it's a job at Goldman, who can all choke on their own chinless faces as far as I'm concerned).

      Just got to find a way to employ the other 35,000 laid off dudes and chicks.

      Also, is that the machine that randomizes the panel gaps? Because it works like a dream at GM.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I love that last sentence.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Glad to hear jobs are increasing, my main fear with GM is when it comes time to renew the union contract, as they will be on both sides of the table at GM, I'm thinking Ford will have more walkouts and picketing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      should thank toyota for that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "While the addition of nearly 7,000 jobs is a good milestone for GM, it's important to bear in mind that the figure marks a little more than a sixth of the workers laid off during restructuring."

      Yeah but everybody that was rooting for GM (and Chrysler) to go under kept telling me that Toyota (and the other foreign makes) would hire most if not all of them during their relentless ascension to the top. Seems like moth of the growth is still in the domestic corner.
      • 4 Years Ago
      AT WHAT COST GOOD SIR?!?!

      AT..............WHAT........COST?!?!?!?

      /fists in the air
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have the same folder!

        Let me hook you up....

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        • 4 Years Ago
        Is there any way to blow it up? I clicked on your profile but it's still a thumbnail. I want to add it to my file called "chicks who look a bit like Anna Kournikova when you squint at them" and "chicks who are wearing a kind of delivery-girl outfit sort of"
        • 4 Years Ago
        At what cost? We'll see when the IPO happens and the government get's some, most or all of it's loan money back.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I try to make everyone happy....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes the government loaned GM and Chysler billions during the credit cruch in order for them to survive. But how many jobs were created when we invaded Iraq at a cost of 750 billion dollars so far.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Odd how does this work?

      http://www.cbc.ca/canada/windsor/story/2010/07/28/wdr-gm-plant-closing.html

      I know the plant in Oshawa didn't bring back that many people...are we just looking at how many were hired, or factoring in how many are being laid off at the same time?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good news, and better still, that man doesnt have to wear a high visibility jacket.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "it's important to bear in mind that the figure marks a little more than a sixth of the workers laid off during restructuring."

      There we go.
      And how about how many that were laid off before the restructuring.

      This isn't positive news. It's 'well, things are very slightly less crappy than we imagined' news.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No one has a problem with foreign companies eliminating more jobs than they create but GM HAD to cut jobs and they're the bad guy?
        Classic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Something is better than nothing.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Remember, the last bailout in 1979 w/Chrysler, the govt' made millions of profit!

      I forsee the same thing happening w/the GM IPO and eventually the Chrysler IPO.

      You watch you teabaggin' naysayers! Go Palin 2012! Hah!
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