General Motors Corp.’s Brazilian unit reportedly is cutting 300 of 8,500 jobs at its Sao Jose dos Campos facility, northeast of Sao Paulo, due to continued slumping sales in the region. The plant assembles some 609 units per day, including the Corsa, Zafira and S-10 models. Vehicle sales in Brazil and the entire Latin American region have been down this year. GM’s May unit sales dropped 17.3% to 24,549, vs. 26,690 in May 2001. (see related story: Auto Makers Downsize Brazil’s Vehicle Sales)

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"GM Brazil Cutting 300 Jobs" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.