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GM to increase layoffs by 1,600

October 17, 2008|From Times Wire Services

An additional 1,600 workers at three General Motors Corp. factories will be laid off indefinitely over the next few months as the company tries to control its inventory amid a worsening U.S. sales slump.

About 700 workers at GM's pickup truck plant in Pontiac, Mich., will be furloughed starting Feb. 1, while 500 at the Detroit-Hamtramck sedan factory will be laid off starting Jan. 12, a spokesman said.

In addition, 400 workers at a two-seat sports car assembly plant in Wilmington, Del., will be out of work starting Dec. 8.

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