Corp. says it will eliminate the third shift at its Moraine, OH, plant effective July 17.
Cutting the night shift means the loss of 1,150 of 4,150 jobs. Workers build the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7X andAscender midsize SUVs.
Falling demand for SUVs, and GM’s need to reduce North American capacity also claimed the Oklahoma City plant that built out its last vehicle, a TrailBlazer EXT, Feb. 20.
The 27-year-old facility has been shuttered, the first of 12 to be closed by 2008 by the auto maker that counts Oklahoma City’s 2,400 workers among the 30,000 to be cut.