GM to add jobs at Michigan plants

General Motors Co. announced that it will create more than 700 new jobs over the course of the next year in Michigan.

The company will add 220 positions to its Powertrain Plant in Romulus, The Detroit News reported. The location currently has 326 employees and is gearing up to produce new V6 engines and 10-speed transmissions, according to the General Motors website.

In addition, the company announced that it will add 500 jobs at its plant in Lansing Delta Township in early 2018.

The statement comes amid reshuffling of employees between various GM plants. The company recently announced that it would lay off the third shift workforce at the plant in May, the source reported.

It will also keep on 500 workers at the Lansing plant to support manufacturing, while 180 employees will be transferred from Lansing to the Flint Assembly plant, according to Crain's Detroit Business.

"The job commitments announced today demonstrate the confidence we have in our products, our people and an overall positive outlook for the auto industry and the U.S. economy," said GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra in a statement, The Detroit News reported.

General Motors Co. announced that it will create more than 700 new jobs over the course of the next year in Michigan.