Oshawa Assembly Adds a Second Shift 

  Half of Production New Hires are Women

In November, GM announced the hiring and training of 1,800 new jobs to support two-shifts of production and the plant continues its launch acceleration. Just two months after the first Chevrolet Silverado rolled off the line at the reopened Oshawa Plant, the second shift production has begun.

For the first time in the plant’s history, over half of Oshawa’s new production hires are women, helping to achieve GM’s commitment to be the most inclusive company in the world. The impact of the new, more diverse culture is immediately noticeable the moment you step inside the plant.

Here are five women, from a variety of backgrounds, talking about what it’s like to work at the new Oshawa Assembly:

Kristy Newbold, Human Resource/Labour Relations Partner


Muriel Matthews, Paint Team Lead


Honey Panchal, Controls System Engineer


Heather MacLeod, General Assembly Chassis Operator


Jacqueline Thomson, General Assembly Area Manager