Job Creation

GM Takes a Fresh Look at Emerging Markets

General Motors' plan to invest $5 billion in a family of technology-rich small cars reflects the industry's changing attitudes toward opportunities in emerging markets, where consumers and regulators are increasingly demanding more advanced vehicles.

In the past, Western automakers typically served these markets with low-cost, bare-bones cars, or produced stripped-down versions of vehicles that had reached the end of their product lives in mature markets.

GM President Dan Ammann said the company believes neither approach will work in the future.

General Motors Helps Honor Five U.S. Service Members

 
Five men and women representing each branch of the U.S. military were honored Tuesday night for their exemplary service during the 2015 Military Times Service Member of the Year Awards.
 
The 15th annual event was held in Washington, D.C., with members of Congress and senior Pentagon officials in attendance. General Motors has been a corporate sponsor of the event for more than 10 years.
 
“These five men and women represent the character, commitment and values of the U.S.

FCA Foundation Donates $62,000 to 17 North Central Indiana Community Groups

The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of FCA US LLC, today awarded grants totaling more than $62,000 to 17 Kokomo and Tipton-area community organizations and programs that serve youth development & education, senior citizens, veterans and multicultural activities. The announcement came during a gathering of 40 community leaders at the Indiana Transmission Plant I in Kokomo.
   

Honoring Those Who Serve

Many veterans returning home have years of experience in the field but without college degrees, are unsure how to apply their skills as they look to rejoin the workforce. According to Tony Lee, publisher of CareerCast.com, most veterans are more qualified than they realize for positions ranging from software engineer to industrial engineering technician.

GM details $1.4B in Upgrades to Arlington SUV Plant

A $1.4 billion overhaul will expand General Motors Corp.'s (NYSE: GM) Arlington plant to nearly 4.5 times its size when it opened 61 years ago.

The project will add 1.2 million square feet to the factory’s 4.375 million square feet across 250 acres. The facility will also be outfitted with new equipment, machinery and tools, as well as training for the 4,100 employees who create 280,270 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, GMC Yukon and Cadillac Escalade SUVs each year.

GM Invests $245 Million for New Vehicle Program

General Motors will invest $245 million and add 300 new jobs at its Orion Assembly plant to support launching an all-new vehicle program unlike any in the plant’s 32-year history.

“Orion Assembly is a breeding ground for manufacturing innovation,” said Cathy Clegg, GM North America vice president of Manufacturing and Labor Relations. “It serves as a model for how to engage the entire workforce at all levels to achieve success. The plant is up to the challenge of building this brand-new product, something it’s never seen before.”

FCA US Earns Gold Medal for Promoting Healthy Employees

Any good employer knows that healthy employees are happy employees. For Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US, this means promoting a variety of programs for a healthy workplace and encouraging its employees to live healthy lifestyles. The Italian-American carmaker offers so many health-oriented course that the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) recently recognized FCA US for its programs, awarding the company the organization’s Gold Medal award.

Chevrolet Re-enters Low Cab Forward Truck Market

Chevrolet announced today it will offer low cab forward medium-duty trucks in the U.S. in 2016, returning the brand to a growing segment of the commercial vehicle market and expanding choices for fleet and commercial truck customers.

The six new models – Chevrolet 3500, 3500HD, 4500, 4500HD, 5500 and 5500 HD – are based on the Isuzu N-Series, which GM will procure from Isuzu and distribute through Chevrolet dealers.

Ford Motor Company Fund Honors 2015 Detroit-Area Blue Oval Scholars

Ford Motor Company Fund will celebrate the achievements of more than 160 graduating seniors from 10 Detroit-area high schools at its sixth annual Blue Oval Scholarship program. The awards, ranging from $250 to $1,000, will be presented Thursday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.