U.S. based automaker General Motors is adding about 200 new workers at its Detroit-Hamtramck plant where the Chevrolet Volt is made.

The workers have already been selected for the jobs and were referred by other people who work for the Detroit automaker, a person familiar with the plant’s plans said Thursday.

GM spokesman Chris Lee declined to comment on the hiring, but said GM would seek to align Detroit-Hamtramck’s production to demand.

The factory is still planning a longer-than-usual three-week shutdown, starting in June, the people said.
After that, the plant will increase its production rate as it starts assembling the new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu.

The factory currently employs about 1,200 hourly workers, plus 150 salaried workers. It builds the extended-range plug-in Chevy Volt and Opel Ampera. It also will build the all-new 2014 Chevy Impala.


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