General Motors is hiring. They’re looking to add 1,200 jobs and a second shift at the Detroit-Hamtramck plant.

The Detroit automaker said hiring is underway for the shift and the plant will have about 2,800 people when hiring is complete. Operations will begin in early 2016 if all goes according to plan.

Along with a vehicle to be announced, the GM plant produces the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Malibu and Cadillac ELR. The second shift is necessary to meet forecasted market demand for the five cars produced at Detroit-Hamtramck.

“This is the result of the award-winning vehicles Detroit-Hamtramck produces and the confidence GM has in our team to build world-class quality for our customers,” said Plant Manager Gary West.


“The workforce at Detroit-Hamtramck is second to none,” said UAW Local 22 Shop Chairman Don LaForest. “We appreciate the opportunity to expand our UAW-GM family.”

The 4.1 million-square-foot Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly opened in 1985. Speculation by various industry analysts says that the production of Buick LaCrosse will be shifted there, but the automaker won’t confirm at this time.

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