Up to 1,000 new jobs possible at GM in Oshawa: Toronto Star report

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TORONTO - Up to 1,000 new jobs could be added at the General Motors plant in Oshawa, Ont., through the production of new vehicles.
The Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association says GM will start producing a newer Impala, or a replacement model, in February 2013 at the plant, and the Cadillac XTS sedan in January 2012.
A senior official for the Canadian Auto Workers says the addition of those vehicles should generate up to 1,000 jobs in an extra shift.
CAW official Keith Osborne says although the automaker has not confirmed this news, the association's note makes "a lot of sense."
GM, which has about 4,600 workers in Oshawa, plans to unveil a Cadillac XTS concept model at an auto show in Detroit next week.
The Oshawa plant builds the Camaro with one shift on a flexible line and employs two shifts to make the existing Impala on another line.
GM has indicated more products are coming to Oshawa, but it has not identified them or the timing for production. A GM spokesman declined to comment on the parts association's note about the Impala and Cadillac models.
The automaker recently said it plans to begin producing the Buick Regal mid-size sports sedan on the flex line during the first quarter of next year. It will likely create about 750 jobs and another shift on the flex line, according to the CAW.

Organizations: General Motors, Toronto Star, Canadian Auto Workers Cadillac

Geographic location: Oshawa, TORONTO, Detroit

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