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GM to Add More Than 400 Hourly Jobs at Its Bowling Green Assembly Plant

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In preparation for the Corvette C8 model, GM is increasing the workforce at its Bowling Green location to more than 1,300 workers

Corvette assembly line in Bowling Green, Kentucky
GM is adding more workers so it can churn out more Corvettes
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Who else is excited for the upcoming Chevrolet Corvette C8? GM certainly is. The automaker is gearing up for high demand for its iconic sports car by adding more than 400 hourly jobs to its Bowling Green Assembly plant in anticipation.

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The Bowling Green Assembly Plant has served as the headquarters for Corvette production since it opened back in 1981. Its annual economic impact reportedly includes more than $76 million in state wages and $15 million in income tax.

Since 2011, General motors has invested a reported $900 million in the Kentucky-based plant. Those investments have resulted in an improved body shop, a new paint shop, and a Performance Build Center for the Bowling Green Assembly plant.

This most recent investment, which will result in a second shift for the plant, will increase the Bowling Green location’s workforce by more than 1,300 workers. GM’s investment in the factory indicates that it feels confident regarding projected sales for the new Corvette, which will be a mid-engine variation of the iconic vehicle.

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“The Corvette’s iconic status owes so much to the men and women of Bowling Green, where it has been built exclusively for almost 40 years,” said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra. “This is the workforce that can deliver a next generation Corvette worthy of both its historic past and an equally exciting future.”

You won’t have to wait long for the next generation of the Corvette to make an appearance. The Chevrolet Corvette C8 is set to be revealed on July 18.