General Motors Co. said Thursday it will add more than 1,200 jobs and nearly double the number of employees at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant as it adds a long-awaited second shift early next year.
The Detroit automaker said hiring is under way for the shift and the plant will have about 2,800 people when hiring is complete.
GM said the shift is necessary to meet demand for five vehicles the plant produces.
A Detroit-Hamtramck spokeswoman said the automaker believes it has enough applicants to fulfill the 1,200 it will hire. GM says applicants can check www.gm.appone.com under Metro Detroit postings in the future to see if new jobs are posted.