published Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

Good GM jobs in Tennessee

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    Autoworkers cheer a Monday announcement that GM will begin building the Chevrolet Equinox at the automaker's plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., next year, and a midsized vehicle for the 2015 model year. The total investment of $255 million is projected to create nearly 1,900 jobs.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The 2009 idling of the General Motors plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., and the layoffs of 2,000 workers were a blow to the state.

So it is encouraging that GM has announced it will hire about 1,900 total employees over the next few years to begin building the Chevrolet Equinox and an unspecified midsize vehicle at the plant. The total investment is expected to be more than $240 million.

"The best economic stimulus that there is is a job," said Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.

She's right, and we welcome the Chevy jobs back to the state.

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