General Motors Corp.'s Orion, MI, large car assembly plant will lay off about 1,000 employees, or one-third of its workforce, as early as May 1 due to slow sales of the Buick LeSabre/Park Avenue, Oldsmobile Aurora and Pontiac Bonneville. The 25% reduction in output affects 970 hourly workers and 130 skilled trades personnel, who will be put on indefinite layoff, possibly never to return to the plant. GM will try to place workers at other facilities. No product is assigned to Orion past ...

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