JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- General Motors Corp. has informed the state it plans to lay off an additional 96 workers from its Janesville assembly plant by mid-September.
The layoffs announced Thursday are in addition to the 756 workers who'll be let go next month. That's when the factory that makes trucks and other sport utility vehicles will scale back its production shifts from two to one.
In a filing with the state, GM says the latest layoffs will occur in late August or early September.
The auto maker also said Thursday that more than 18,000 employees across the nation have accepted buyout and early retirement offers. That includes 574 workers from the Janesville.
GM will close the plant by 2010 as it changes its focus from larger vehicles to more fuel-efficient ones.