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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 02:56 PM
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Reports Say GM To Cut 1 Of 2 Shifts At Lordstown Plant (Ohio)
January 23, 2009

DETROIT -- A person briefed on General Motors' plans says one of the two remaining shifts at an assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio, will be laid off starting in April.

The person asked not to be identified because the plans have not been finalized. The person says workers at the plant have been told about the cuts and an official announcement could come as soon as Monday.

GM spokesman Tony Sapienza declined to comment on any cuts. He said the company always monitors production levels, especially in today's difficult market.

The Lordstown plant near Cleveland makes the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5. GM started running three shifts at the plant last year when gas prices spiked and demand for those small cars skyrocketed.

GM announced last month that it would eliminate the third shift, cutting 890 jobs.

http://www.newsnet5.com/money/18551896/detail.html

What always amazed me about the Lordstown plant was driving past there and seeing all of the foriegn cars in the parking lot.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:14 PM
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1. my son`s girlfriend sister and husband moved from janesville to lordstown
he was laid off when janesville closed this spring so he took a position at lordstown this summer...looks like he`ll be laid off again...1000 some miles from home and now no jobs in either city.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:30 PM
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4. I'm sorry to hear that. n/t
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:23 PM
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2. And most of those workers are lifers in their 50's, no jobs to retrain for.
The Rethuglican dream of a subservient society is coming true.
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Azlady Donating Member (889 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 04:57 PM
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3. What a heart break yet again,
People moving a 1,000 miles away to keep a job, to only find that job is now gone and far away from family, many in their 50's that MADE GM what it is today getting the boot. Then to read that the factory parking lot had foreign cars in the parking lot!
Excuse me while I go cry...
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