GM adds 700 jobs to Oshawa Assembly Plant for Camaro, Regal production


General Motors says the 700 employees added to the Oshawa Assemble Plant this week would help meet the anticipated demand for the Camaro Convertible and Buick Regal.

Production of the Camaro is slated for January while work on the Regal will ramp up in early spring.

“With three new vehicle launches underway and the addition of two-new shifts, the Oshawa Assembly Plant has become a model for flexibility,” said Kevin Williams, president and managing director of General Motors of Canada. 

“Through a disciplined approach and a relentless focus on execution, the Oshawa team has worked efficiently to implement these significant initiatives.”    

This new shift for Oshawa’s Flex Line comes just weeks after the addition of a third shift on the Consolidated Line to support increased production for the Chevrolet Equinox. 

The two new shifts have secured over 1300 jobs for Oshawa, recalling all production workers along with the hiring of over 300 new employees. 

The Chevrolet Camaro, just named the “hottest car” at the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, will add even more sizzle with the introduction of the 2011 Camaro convertible set to hit showrooms in February.