GM’s new workforce: Younger and tech-savvy

by Melissa Burden
The Detroit News
November 23, 2012

Brownstown Township — The new generation of automotive manufacturing workers at a General Motors Co. subsidiary here is focused on career and environment, and they want to work with cutting-edge technology.

That’s part of what attracted many millennials ‚Äî roughly defined as those born in the 1980s and 1990s ‚Äî to help create an integral part of the future of the automobile: They’re assembling lithium-ion batteries for the Chevrolet Volt extended-range plug-in and the equivalent cars the automaker sells in Europe and Australia.

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