General Motors said Wednesday it will rehire nearly 700 of those people who will be laid off beginning May 12.

According to the Lansing State Journal, about 500 of the jobs will be retained at the plant, while another 180 will move to Flint.

The original 1,100 layoffs are set to begin in May, when the Delta Township plant drops its third shift, and phases out production of the first generation GMC Acadia.

The plant currently employs roughly 3,000 hourly workers and 250 salaried workers.  In January, GM cut the third shift at Lansing Grand River Assembly as car sales declined and the popularity of trucks and SUVs increased


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