General Motors (GM) Plans to Add 1,400 Jobs: Report

American manufacturer General Motors (GM) is expected to add 1,400 jobs in Michigan, including adding a second shift at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant, where the automaker currently makes its mid-size Chevrolet Malibu, full-size sedan Chevy Impala and the luxury plug-in hybrid compact coupé Cadillac ELR, the Detroit Free Press reported Saturday.

The company’s plans also include a facility located partially in Detroit, where the car maker plans to build a redesigned Chevrolet Volt.

GM, which will reportedly invest $450 million in two Michigan facilities, is expected to announce the new jobs on Tuesday.

The news comes the same week that GM’s new CEO Mary Barra testified before Congress in regards the company’s ignition switch recall scandal. The problem is linked to at least 31 crashes and 13 deaths.

GM shares fell 1.78 percent to $34.81 in regular trading Friday in New York, extending their year-to-date losses to almost 15 percent.

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