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GM's First Woman CEO Hopes To Motivate Science Students

GM's First Woman CEO Hopes To Motivate Science Students

Mary Barra's appointment is unusual for more than just her gender

General Motors' first female CEO may push the automaker toward more product development. Read More »

Auto Industry Created Almost A Quarter Million Jobs Since 2009

Auto Industry Created Almost A Quarter Million Jobs Since 2009

In the grim days of 2009, America's auto industry, and the millions it employed, appeared to be teetering on the edge of the abyss. But since then, a frenzy of car buying and new fuel efficiency standards have brought thousands of jobs back to the exact parts of the country that most desperately need them. David... Read More »

GM To Add 500 IT Jobs In Texas

GM To Add 500 IT Jobs In Texas

By Tom Krisher DETROIT -- General Motors is opening a new computer center in Austin, Texas, where it plans to hire up to 500 people. The automaker said Friday that it will hire software developers, project managers, database experts and business analysts to run the first of several information technology... Read More »

Michigan To Lay Off 400 Unemployment Workers

Michigan To Lay Off 400 Unemployment Workers

By Tami Luhby NEW YORK -- Many jobless claims workers in the state of Michigan will soon be filing for unemployment themselves. About 400 state workers who process unemployment claims are losing their jobs, thanks to Michigan's improving economy. Read More »

GM Simplifies Vehicle Development, Cuts Jobs

GM Simplifies Vehicle Development, Cuts Jobs

DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is restructuring its vehicle development process, cutting a layer of management and eliminating about 20 executive jobs. The company said Wednesday that no one will be fired because the cuts will come through retirements and reassignment to other positions. Read More »

GM Vows To 'Insource' Most Of Its IT Jobs: Beginning Of A Trend?

GM Vows To 'Insource' Most Of Its IT Jobs: Beginning Of A Trend?

U.S. workers have been dealing with the effects of outsourcing for years now. But in a trend that many no doubt would like to see continue, General Motors Co. has committed to bringing back technology jobs it now outsources. The automaker currently outsources about 90 percent of its information-technology... Read More »

GM Likely To Spend $500M On Employee Payments

GM Likely To Spend $500M On Employee Payments

By Tom Krisher DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is likely to spend more than $500 million on employee bonuses and profit-sharing based on the company's performance last year. Read More »

GM Plans To Freeze Salaried Workers' Pensions

GM Plans To Freeze Salaried Workers' Pensions

By Jeff Karoub DETROIT -- General Motors Co. plans to freeze its U.S. pension plan for longtime white-collar workers and give all salaried employees annual bonuses but not pay raises in an effort to hold down expenses, officials have announced. The Detroit-based automaker said roughly 19,000 salaried... Read More »

Manufacturers Providing Outsize Boost To Economy

Manufacturers Providing Outsize Boost To Economy

By Christopher S. Rugaber WASHINGTON (AP) -- American factories are humming - and driving the economy forward. Read More »

Obama Highlights Job Growth In Auto Industry Success Story

Obama Highlights Job Growth In Auto Industry Success Story

By Ken Thomas WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama hailed the rebound of the U.S. auto industry on Tuesday, trumpeting an economic story he hopes to use to his political advantage in key Rust Belt states such as Michigan and Ohio. In a not-so-veiled shot at Republican presidential front-runner Mitt... Read More »

U.S. Auto Industry To Post Another Good Sales Year, Create New Jobs

U.S. Auto Industry To Post Another Good Sales Year, Create New Jobs

By Tom Krisher DETROIT (AP) -- After hitting a 30-year low in 2009, U.S. auto sales are poised for a second straight year of growth - the result of easier credit, low interest rates and pent-up demand for cars and trucks created by the Great Recession. The sales forecast bodes well for the industry's... Read More »

Ford To Pay Workers $6,000 Bonus In New Contract

Ford To Pay Workers $6,000 Bonus In New Contract

By Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher DETROIT (AP) -- The union that once set the gold standard for American wages is giving up pay raises in exchange for a piece of the auto industry's profits and the promise of thousands of new jobs. Under agreements struck with Ford and General Motors, most of the... Read More »

UAW Summons Local Leaders On Ford Talks

UAW Summons Local Leaders On Ford Talks

DETROIT (AP) -- The United Auto Workers may be nearing a tentative contract agreement with Ford. The union has called leaders from factories across the nation to Detroit on Tuesday. That usually means a deal has been reached. Read More »

General Motors Workers Ratify New Labor Contract -- Promising Thousands Of New Jobs

General Motors Workers Ratify New Labor Contract -- Promising Thousands Of New Jobs

By TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) -- Factory workers at General Motors have overwhelmingly approved a new four-year contract with the company that includes profit-sharing instead of raises for most workers and promises thousands of new jobs. The United Auto Workers union said Wednesday that 65 percent of... Read More »

GM Workers Expected To Approve New Union Contract

GM Workers Expected To Approve New Union Contract

By Tom Krisher DETROIT (AP) -- Factory workers at General Motors are likely to approve a new four-year contract with the company. Negotiators for GM and the United Auto Workers union agreed to a tentative contract on Sept. 16. Union members have until Wednesday morning to vote. Most local unions with... Read More »

UAW Says Deal With GM Creates Or Keeps 6,400 Jobs

UAW Says Deal With GM Creates Or Keeps 6,400 Jobs

By Dee-Ann Durbin and Tom Krisher DETROIT (AP) -- In exchange for an agreement to create 5,100 union jobs in the U.S., General Motors will hire thousands of less expensive employees and try to replace some longtime workers. Read More »

GM to Invest $49 Million in Indiana Plant, Affecting 91 Jobs

GM to Invest $49 Million in Indiana Plant, Affecting 91 Jobs

BEDFORD, Ind. -- General Motors Co. is investing $49 million in its Bedford, Ind., plant, a move that will help to create or keep 91 jobs. Wednesday's news is part of an effort GM announced May 10 to create or retain about 4,000 jobs by investing $2 billion in 17 factories in eight states. The auto maker said... Read More »

Now Hiring: GM to Add 2,500 Jobs at Detroit-Area Factory

Now Hiring: GM to Add 2,500 Jobs at Detroit-Area Factory

General Motors says it will add 2,500 jobs at a Detroit-area plant that now makes the Chevrolet Volt electric car. The company plans to invest $69 million in the Detroit-Hamtramck (Ham-TRAM-ick) factory and add two shifts of workers so the plant can make the new Chevrolet Malibu midsize car and the Impala large... Read More »

GM Spends $109 Million and Saves 98 Jobs

GM Spends $109 Million and Saves 98 Jobs

General Motors just announced its planning to invest $109 million in its operations in Flint and Bay City, Mich., and will protect or add 96 jobs at the two sites, in the process. The investment is being made to support engine production for current and future fuel-efficient small cars produced for the U.S.... Read More »

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