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GM Spring Hill Plant Braces For White-Collar Job Cuts

Some white-collar employees at the General Motors plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., will likely be among 1,600 U.S. salaried workers that the automaker is laying off in the next few days.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Some white-collar employees at the General Motors Corp. plant in Spring Hill will likely be among 1,600 U.S. salaried workers that the automaker is laying off in the next few days.

Plant spokeswoman Kate Neary said Monday "there will be some" layoffs among the 394 salaried employees at Spring Hill but she has not been told how many.

Neary said all GM plants "are impacted in some form or fashion" by the layoffs.

GM is living on $13.4 billion in government loans and faces a June 1 deadline to cut costs.

The Spring Hill plant has a total of 3,200 employees building the Chevrolet Traverse crossover utility vehicle and four-cylinder engines for other GM vehicles.

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