General Motors to eliminate 1,000 American Jobs in Kansas City

Layoffs expected at General Motors plant in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – General Motors has sparked concern about layoffs after announcing plans to eliminate one shift at its plant in Kansas City, Kansas.

GM spokeswoman Mary Padilla tells the Kansas City Star ( ) that the company will reduce the number of production shifts at its Fairfax Assembly Plant from three to two beginning in late September.

The company says the change will mean about 1,000 layoffs. The plant has more than 3,000 employees.

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