MARYLAND STANDS READY TO ASSIST WORKERS AFFECTED BY GENERAL MOTORS PLANT UNALLOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT

BALTIMORE, MD (November 26, 2018) – Maryland Department of Commerce Secretary Mike Gill and Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Secretary Kelly M. Schulz issued the following statement regarding General Motors’ decision to unallocate the plant located in White Marsh, Md.:

“The decision by GM not to allocate new products to the White Marsh facility is disappointing, and the state stands ready to provide resources and support for the impacted workers. This was a corporate decision to undertake a national restructuring, a decision the state did not have the opportunity to influence. Our teams at the Maryland Department of Commerce and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation will work with displaced employees to direct them to employment resources including unemployment claims, training opportunities, and potential job opportunities. Given their advanced manufacturing, robotics, and other technical skills, we are confident that those affected by the restructuring will soon find opportunities with Maryland manufacturers.”

About Maryland Commerce
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About the Maryland Department of Labor
The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) is committed to safeguarding and protecting Marylanders. We’re proud to support the economic stability of the state by providing businesses, the workforce, and the consuming public with high-quality, customer-focused regulatory, employment, and training services. For updates and information, follow DLLR on Twitter (@MD_DLLR) and Facebook (/DLLR.Maryland), and visit www.dllr.maryland.gov.