GM Spends $109 Million and Saves 98 Jobs

GM Jobs General Motors just announced its planning to invest $109 million in its operations in Flint and Bay City, Mich., and will protect or add 96 jobs at the two sites, in the process. The investment is being made to support engine production for current and future fuel-efficient small cars produced for the U.S. market. Most of the jobs are in manufacturing.

"This investment marks the second major increase in engine and engine-component output in less than six months -- a sign that GM is moving quickly to meet growing demand for more fuel-efficient cars," said Terri Burden, Flint Engine Operations plant manager.

In November 2010, GM announced plans to invest $151 million and protect 143 jobs at the Flint and Bay City plants. The latest move is part of a $2 billion investment to create or retain more than 4,000 hourly and salaried jobs at 17 facilities in eight states.

The Ecotec 1.4-liter turbocharged engine for the Chevrolet Cruze Eco model helps achievea category-leading EPA estimated 42 highway mpg. The 1.4-liter naturally aspirated engine enables range extension for the Chevrolet Volt electric car. After the battery is depleted, the on-board engine-generator creates additional electricity to power the car for hundreds of additional miles.

Later this year, the 1.4-liter engine will be installed in the Chevrolet Sonic, which will be built at GM's assembly plant in Orion Township, Mich.

For more information about these jobs, or GM jobs anywhere else in the world, visit GM's career site.

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