(DETROIT) — General Motors is adding 600 new jobs at its Lansing Grand River assembly plant to assist with the development of the Cadillac ATS, the auto company announced Wednesday.
A GM official said it has already hired 460 of the new hires and has identified who will fill the balance of the new positions. The new hires will be utilized in the plant’s second shift.
The auto company has used the Lansing Grand River plant exclusively for its manufacturing of Cadillacs. The ATS will be the auto maker’s first small luxury vehicle and is expected to compete with the BMW 3 series and Mercedes Benz C class within that market space.
The company hires are expected to make an estimated $16 an hour.
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Cristina Alesci Seth Fiegerman and Charles Riley, CNN
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