GM will lay off 500 workers from its St. Petersburg factory

GM will lay off 500 workers from its St. Petersburg factory

RusAutoNews.Com – The representative of St. Petersburg GM factory has announced that the number of shifts will be reduced to one, as of October. In addition, the production will be cut at the factory and around 500 white and blue collar workers will be laid off. The company’s current number of staff is approximately 2000 people.

The GM representative has stated that as announced before, the factory will suspend operations for the duration of one and a half month, between the end of August and November. The representative has added that the localisation process will be accelerated. The company had previously announced plans to increase the localisation rate to 60% before 2018. However, the representative avoided going into details.

Currently, TrailBlazers are being assembled at the factory, along with Chevrolet Cruze and Opel Astra production.