SEVERE WX : Fire Weather Watch View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

General Motors to Cut 4,000 Salary Workers

General Motors is starting to lay off about 4,300 white-collar workers worldwide this week.

Posted: Feb 4, 2019 12:07 PM

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is starting to lay off about 4,300 white-collar workers worldwide this week.

In November, the company said it wanted to cut 8,000 salaried and contract workers so it can raise profit margins and invest more in autonomous and electric vehicles.

The company says 2,200 white-collar employees took buyouts, while another 1,500 contract workers were let go.

Many of the layoffs will happen at GM's technical center near Detroit. Most work on components for internal combustion engines and discontinued car models.

GM also plans to close one Canadian and four U.S. car factories, shedding another 5,000 jobs. But 2,700 U.S. workers will be offered jobs at other factories.

GM says the layoffs are part of a restructuring will add up to $2.5 billion to its bottom line this year.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 324543

Reported Deaths: 7051
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1335493809
Riverside24765537
Orange24715423
San Diego19371422
San Bernardino19043306
Fresno828288
Imperial7827135
Alameda7731148
Kern650297
Santa Clara6298166
San Joaquin627968
Tulare5678152
Sacramento548983
Stanislaus473251
Contra Costa466190
San Francisco452250
Ventura424653
San Mateo3949112
Santa Barbara393131
Marin343430
Kings291839
Monterey268218
Solano207528
Merced188412
Sonoma170316
Placer107711
San Luis Obispo9054
Madera8938
Yolo88428
Santa Cruz5693
Napa4774
Sutter3884
San Benito3622
Butte3384
Lassen3370
El Dorado3070
Shasta1956
Yuba1923
Humboldt1654
Glenn1640
Nevada1631
Colusa1130
Mendocino1130
Lake1081
Tehama1071
Tuolumne730
Calaveras670
Del Norte600
Mono511
Siskiyou410
Amador400
Inyo351
Mariposa311
Plumas170
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 84°
Oroville
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 99° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 84°
Paradise
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 84°
Chester
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 69°
Red Bluff
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 102° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 83°
Willows
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 84°
A seasonably hot beginning to the workweek for northern California, and hotter weather is in the short term forecast, with very little relief in the long term.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events