GM Is Laying Off 1,200 Workers at a Plant in Detroit

General Motors plans to scale back production at an assembly plant in Detroit and lay off about 1,500 workers as the company contends with a continued decline in sedan sales, according to a source familiar with the plan.

The No. 1 U.S. carmaker plans to shut the Detroit-Hamtramck factory for about six weeks from mid-November and cut production by roughly 20% once operations resume, the source said.

That reduction in output will cost about 200 workers their jobs. The move was originally...

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