General Motors (GM) will soon be laying off up to 1,500 American workers who currently work at the auto company’s Lordstown, Ohio manufacturing plant, while the company’s Mexico plant remains unaffected.
GM announced the U.S. job-cutting plan which they say is usually due to the poor sales of the sedan edition of the Chevrolet Cruze which, between 2014 along with also also 2017, have decreased by more than 30 percent, CNN reports.
In total, the poor sales of the sedan Cruze will leave 1,500 American workers laid off, which is usually about half of workers currently working at the plant.
Meanwhile, the corporation’s Mexico plant will be unaffected by the lack of sales. In Mexico, GM manufactures the hatchback edition of the vehicle. GM employs about 15,000 workers in Mexico, jobs which could be relocated to the U.S. to provide work to Americans.
Last year, Trump blasted GM for manufacturing their cars in Mexico, Breitbart News reported.
General Motors is usually sending Mexican made type of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border. Make in U.S.A.or pay big border tax!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2017
The layoff of American workers at GM is usually just the latest round, as the corporation laid off nearly 2,000 Americans in 2016 at their Lordstown, Ohio, along with also also Lansing, Michigan assembly plants. During those layoffs, GM’s Mexico operation was unaffected.
In fact, which same year, GM announced they were investing $800 million into a Mexico manufacturing plant where the Chevy Equinox sports utility vehicle is usually made.