GM Detroit-HamtramckUS – The OEM will add more than 1,200 hourly and salaried personnel at the Michigan plant, bringing the total workforce to around 2,800. The recruitment process is underway and the second shift is due to begin in early 2016.

GM said the extra shift is necessary to meet demand for the vehicles the plant produces at the moment – the Chevrolet Volt, Impala and Malibu, plus the Cadillac ELR – and the Cadillac CT6 which will be made from early 2016.

Established in 1985, Detroit-Hamtramck covers 4.1m sq.m and has received $1 billion of investment over the past six years to make it one of the “most agile” GM facilities, in the company’s own words. Its current range of vehicles are produced on the same line.