General Motors Corp.’s Adam Opel AG unit says it is pulling forward 2,500 job cuts in Germany from 2003 to this year. Opel Chairman Carl-Peter Forster tells The Financial Times that the German auto maker has moved up the layoffs to offset slow sales, and that most of the positions eliminated will involve hourly workers. The cuts are part of GM Europe’s Project Olympia restructuring plan, which aims to trim capacity by 400,000 units and slash GM’s European losses in half to $350 million ...

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