Covering Kentucky

Nov 27, 2012 7:51 PM

GM Adding Temporary Workers At Corvette Plant

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - General Motors plans to hire temporary workers to help with the launch of the next generation of the Corvette.

Bowling Green Assembly plant spokeswoman Andrea Hales said Tuesday the automaker will need around 150 temporary workers, though the automaker is still finalizing the number of extra workers needed. She said they'll work at the plant from four to 18 months.

GM is retooling the Bowling Green plant ahead of work on the all-new 2014 model of the Corvette.

Hales says the new crew of temporary workers will allow current full-time employees to take vacations and ensure the launch of the new Corvette goes smoothly.

Production of the 2014 model is expected to begin sometime in mid-2013.

The plant in south-central Kentucky is the only GM site that builds Corvettes.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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