Up to 1,000 new jobs at GM plant, report says


The Toronto Star is reporting that up to 1,000 new jobs could be added to General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., thanks to the production a newer Impala and Cadillac XTS sedan.

Sources at the Automotive Parts Manufacturers told the Star that production of the vehicles, or a replacement model for the Impala, could start in February 2013. Work on the Caddy could start a year before that.

The report cited a senior official with the Canadian Auto Workers as saying production like that could create up to 1,000 new jobs.

General Motors has not confirmed the story. The company had previously indicated that more products would be coming to Oshawa.

Currently the Oshawa plant builds the Camaro with a single work shift while two other shifts make the Impala.

- with files from the Toronto Star