By the end of March, the Arlington General Motors Assembly Plant is transitioning nearly 300 temporary hourly employees to regular full-time employment. General Motors is also giving more than 1,350 hourly employees around the country full-time positions.
Offering a pathway to full-time employment is a part of the contract General Motors struck with the United Auto Workers (UAW) in 2019. The deal signed in October promised to gradually convert temporary workers with at least three years of service into full-time positions.
General Motors is doing more than creating jobs; it is providing opportunities. GM extending full-time employment to almost 300 people is keeping the American dream alive in Arlington. Newly elevated employees are eligible for improved health care benefits, company 401(k) contributions and annual-profit sharing checks.
For more than fifty years, General Motors has been the City’s largest private employer. Today, the Arlington GM Assembly plant employs approximately 4,800 hardworking members of the community. Employees work six days a week (sometimes seven) to build America’s vehicles at GM’s largest assembly plant.
General Motors’ announcement to extend full-time offers to temporary workers adds to the exciting developments at the Arlington GM Assembly Plant. In December, the Arlington GM Assembly Plant unveiled its brand, new completely redesigned Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe. $200 million is being invested in the Arlington GM Assembly Plant to support the production of the new Suburban and Tahoe.
Since 1954, General Motors has been driving economic development in greater Arlington. By creating jobs and providing opportunities, GM helps make our community a great place to live, work and do business.