General Motors plans to rehire 500 Michigan workers who were previously laid off.
The move comes after President Trump visited Michigan to announce his administration will review fuel efficiency standards, a move that could help automakers sell an increased number of larger models.
Trump praised recent job announcements by Ford Motor Co, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and GM.
“That’s just the beginning,” he said in a speech to autoworkers in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on Wednesday. “I told (the auto executives) that’s peanuts, that’s peanuts. We’re going to have a lot more. They’re going to be building new plants, expanding their plants.”
Trump has discouraged the industry from investing in Mexico and urged foreign automakers on Wednesday to add U.S. production at a roundtable that included executives from Toyota Motor Corp, Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) and others.
In addition, GM said it would add 220 jobs at a plant in Romulus, Michigan, that is building 10-speed automatic transmissions, and it would retain 180 jobs by shifting Lansing workers to a Flint assembly plant to support pickup truck production.
The Detroit automaker in recent months has announced other U.S. job cuts and new investments. GM said in January it would invest another $1 billion in its U.S. factories.
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