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General Motors to cut jobs
The Daily Caller ^ | 12/27/11 | David Wech

Posted on 12/27/2011 10:04:46 AM PST by Nachum

General Motors Co. (GM) has hired management consultant Hackett Group (HCKT) to help identify areas to cut an undetermined number of white-collar jobs, said two people familiar with the matter.

Hackett Group, based in Miami, will help identify opportunities for cuts and efficiency improvements at headquarters and elsewhere in North America, said the people, who asked not to be identified revealing private plans. GM has been trimming engineers and other white-collar staff, said Jay Cooney, a spokesman, who declined to comment on whether the Detroit-based automaker had hired Hackett Group.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bailout; general; governmentmotors; jobs; motors; obamamotors; tarp

1 posted on 12/27/2011 10:04:49 AM PST by Nachum
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2 posted on 12/27/2011 10:05:36 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

No !


3 posted on 12/27/2011 10:06:38 AM PST by traumer
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To: Nachum

Remove all Fed dollars.

Return the company to the rightful stock holders.

Replace all Obama-appointed executive staff.

Restructure under Chapter 11.


4 posted on 12/27/2011 10:07:07 AM PST by lurk
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To: Nachum

Obamaville


5 posted on 12/27/2011 10:08:40 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Nachum

How is it that Government Motors CEO, Barrack Hussein Milhouse Soros Obama Carter Soetoro, allowed a GM commercial to run with the image of Santa Claus as a car salesman?


6 posted on 12/27/2011 10:09:16 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: Nachum

Pretty soon there will be no one left but the UAW workers sitting on their thumbs


7 posted on 12/27/2011 10:09:19 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Nachum
General Motors Co. (GM) has hired management consultant Hackett Group (HCKT) to help identify areas to cut an undetermined number of white-collar jobs, said two people familiar with the matter.

But union jobs will be spared, of course.

8 posted on 12/27/2011 10:09:19 AM PST by Hoodat (Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God. -Psalm 55:19-)
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To: Hoodat
But union jobs will be spared, of course.

If I'm not mistaken, their new contract requires the company to hire even more union employees.

9 posted on 12/27/2011 10:14:20 AM PST by digger48
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To: RightGeek
"...Pretty soon there will be no one left but the UAW workers sitting on their thumbs..."

Been doing that for years, they have.

10 posted on 12/27/2011 10:16:36 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Hoodat

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/21/business/ford-and-chrysler-to-follow-gm-on-pact-uaw-chief-says.html

While the U.A.W. achieved only modest economic gains for its 48,000 members at G.M. — longtime G.M. workers will receive no wage increases under the deal — the emphasis on adding jobs was the top concern for the union’s leadership.

“What we were looking for was jobs, jobs, jobs, and that’s what we came away with,” Joe Ashton, a U.A.W. vice president, said at a media briefing here on Tuesday.

The union estimates that G.M. will create or preserve 6,400 jobs over the next four years, mostly by hiring new, entry-level employees but also by retaining work in the United States that was going to move to Mexico.


11 posted on 12/27/2011 10:16:53 AM PST by digger48
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To: Nachum
"will help identify opportunities for cuts and efficiency improvements at headquarters and elsewhere in North America"

While I suspect that the Management is over-stuffed, like most large corporations, they will NOT look at Union Contracts, nor will they eliminate non-productive Union positions, either.

The money-funnel for the DNC (Unions) is NEVER addressed as an over-staffed, under-producing, benefits-laden albatross around companies' necks.

12 posted on 12/27/2011 10:17:40 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: Nachum
hired management consultant Hackett Group (HCKT) to help identify areas to cut

Appropriately named entity.

13 posted on 12/27/2011 10:19:40 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: Nachum

These are not the middle class cuts you are looking for ...


14 posted on 12/27/2011 10:21:19 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("At a time like this, we can't afford the luxury of thinking!")
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To: Nachum

Obama’s Union Overlords approved this?

Maybe since they now OWN the company since Obama GAVE it to them, they want it to be profitable... imagine that.


15 posted on 12/27/2011 10:23:13 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: Nachum
King Obama will hand GM a few billions from his stash (Our Taxes).
16 posted on 12/27/2011 10:25:08 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Nachum
“GM has been trimming engineers and other white-collar staff,..”

Step #1...Who promoted and designed the $41K exploding golfcart?

Step #2...Fire them.

17 posted on 12/27/2011 10:25:20 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Nachum

In addition to the moral issue of buying a car from a company that was basically nationalized, consumers now must consider the quality aspect of purchasing a car from the government. Jaguar was one of the best cars around up until the 70’s when the Brit government essentially nationalized it and started running the company based on political pressures rather than market pressures.

Firing engineers to save do-nothing union jobs is about as political a decision as you can make. GM may currently have some good products but anyone who has owned a 75’ to 85’ Jaguar will tell you to avoid Government Motors like the plague starting now.


18 posted on 12/27/2011 10:41:58 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: digger48

Is this correct?

More workers translates to more union dues money coming in. Since these new workers are “entry level”, this also usually means reduced wages and benefits. A win-win for the union which has part ownership in the company.

Could the UAW be exploiting the working class for their own gain?


19 posted on 12/27/2011 10:49:21 AM PST by vlad335
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To: Nachum

I am sure the best way to shore up GM and bring back the kinds of profits it needs to compete in today’s transportation business is to pare back their car lines. So with he proper government assistance the following decisions will be made. Drop GMC and Chevy Trucks. They use entirely too much fossil fuel Drop Cadillac and Buick. These are only afforable by the upper classes and most OWS can not afford them.
Keep Chevrolet and expand the Volt line by 4 or 5 times. That should do it.


20 posted on 12/27/2011 11:10:38 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Nachum

Just one more reason to never buy a GM vehicle, or any other union made product.


21 posted on 12/27/2011 11:21:15 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: tbpiper

Hackem, Spankem, and Pound Mgmt Grp.


22 posted on 12/27/2011 11:29:09 AM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: lurk

Chances are they won’t bother at all and will end up just leaving to a country that won’t destroy their business.


23 posted on 12/27/2011 11:49:04 AM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Nachum
. GM has been trimming engineers and other white-collar staff, said Jay Cooney, a spokesman, who declined to comment on whether the Detroit-based automaker had hired Hackett Group.

I own a G.M. product, and believe me, they can't afford to eliminate engineers!!!!

24 posted on 12/27/2011 12:00:06 PM PST by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: digger48

no...its not “jobs,jobs,jobs”...its dues, dues, and more dues...


25 posted on 12/27/2011 1:05:25 PM PST by cherry
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To: RightGeek

expropriate the expropriators

3/24/2009
Obama pledges to ‘return the wealth to the rightful owners’.


26 posted on 12/27/2011 6:14:15 PM PST by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: Nachum

Gee. Silly me! I bought myself a FORD this month! Had a lengthy conversation with my Sales Rep and told him WHY I was buying a Ford and not a GM product, etc.

He said I’m not the only one that’s felt that way and told him about it in the past 3 years...

Hurry, 2013! I’m holdin’ on by my fingertips!!


27 posted on 12/27/2011 6:56:33 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Nachum

Dontcha just love how the US Taxpayer is forced to fork over THOUSANDS OF MILLIONS of dollars to GM and we hear PR releases about a few hundred jobs saved or a few hundred jobs lost?

GM saves a thousand jobs at the expense of five hundred million dollars, for instance. How cool! It only costs YOU half a million dollars to keep Joe GED Asshat employed this year! And half a million dollars apiece for each of his asshat friends!

Are you enjoying Communism, suckers?


28 posted on 12/28/2011 1:20:25 AM PST by golux
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