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General Motors reportedly will cut jobs at transmission plant

General Motors reportedly will cut jobs at transmission plant
Posted at 7:40 PM, May 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-31 17:00:34-04

(CNN) - General motors plans to cut several jobs in the coming weeks.

The automaker did not put a number on exactly how many jobs it is cutting, but it is slashing roughly half the nearly 600 workers at its Warren transmission plant.

The Michigan factory makes transmissions used in several GM cars and electric drive units for the Chevrolet Volt.

A statement from the company said the move is due to reductions in its passenger car production.

Most automobile manufacturers have seen demand for cars slip in recent years.

Consumers are buying more trucks and SUVs instead.

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