GM offering 2,700 jobs to workers set to be laid off

General Motors announced Friday that 2,700 out of the 3,300 factory jobs slated for elimination at four American plants will be transferred to other plants in the country.

That would allow most of the 3,330 factory workers whose jobs were being eliminated a chance to continue working for the auto maker, although they may need to relocate.


The eliminated jobs were part of GM's announcement in November to cut 15,000 jobs and close four U.S. plants.

“Our focus remains on providing interested employees options to transition including job opportunities at other GM plants," GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra said. "We remain committed to working with local government officials, our unions and each individual to find appropriate opportunities for them.”

The cuts will still affect the majority of white-collar workers, who will be offered "outplacement services including job search assistance, career counseling, resume writing and interview skills."

GM has received significant criticism since its initial announcement about cutting jobs.

On Thursday, President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhere do we go from here? Conservation can show the way Gov. Ron DeSantis more popular in Florida than Trump Sotomayor accuses Supreme Court of bias in favor of Trump administration MORE said that the company "is not going to be treated well" after the layoffs, while saying the jobs would be replaced.

"It doesn’t really matter because Ohio is under my leadership from a national standpoint," Trump said in an interview with Fox News. "Ohio’s going to replace those jobs like in two minutes."