General Motors has announced that it will create 2,500 jobs at a Detroit-area plant that produces electric cars, an investment that will total $69 million and enable production of two new Chevrolet sedans.
The plant makes the Chevy Volt and its European counterpart, the Opel Ampera.
But GM says it will give the plant the ability to make the new Malibu midsize car and a revamped Impala.
About 1,200 of the jobs will be new hires, as GM will recall about 1,300 laid-off workers in the U.S.
GM said this month that it would create or keep about 4,000 jobs by investing $2 billion in 17 factories in eight states.