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GM hires 1,000 new employees in Arlington

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General Motors has hired 1,000 new workers to build large SUVs at its Arlington assembly plant. They gave the media an inside look at how those employees are being trained.

Reporters and photographers got a chance to try their hand at working on the assembly line, only the cars they were building were made of wood.

The new jobs at the GM plant are part of a $500 million expansion which includes a new stamping facility set to open next year.

The Arlington plant is the only one in the world that produces the Cadillac Escalade and GM's other large trucks.

The company is adding a third shift to keep up with consumer demands.

"We're seeing the market forecast strong demand and a third shift will support that," said Donna McLallen, a spokeswoman for GM.

Current employees have been working 50 and 60 hour weeks while waiting for the new hires to start.


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