DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. says it plans to accelerate job cuts in Europe as part of the company’s “Project Olympia” recovery plan. The plan calls for GM to eliminate upwards of 1,500 white-collar jobs in 2002, with further cuts expected to be implemented in 2003. A GM spokesman says the cuts were not in reaction to the continued economic malaise in many parts of Europe, noting that GM in August had signaled it planned cuts on the white-collar side. “This is part of the original ...

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