GM chief confirms job cuts at autonomous car company Cruise

Detroit (AFP) - Auto giant General Motors (GM), the main shareholder in autonomous car company Cruise, confirmed Friday that the business will cut 160 jobs, or eight percent, of its workforce."It was a very prudent action," GM chief Mary Barra told an online conference organized by Bank of America, noting that the layoffs will not involve technical staff dedicated to the company's mission of developing self-driving vehicles."They've grown very quickly," she said of Cruise, which employs 2,000 workers largely in the San Francisco Bay Area. GM bought Cruise Automation in 2017, and Cruise was spu...


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