Business News Digest


REGION
GM Lordstown addsovertime production
LORDSTOWN -- Overtime production has been added for two Saturdays in November -- Nov. 4 and Nov. -- 18 at the General Motors' Lordstown complex, according to a flier put out by a union. The plant, which produces the Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5, normally works Monday through Friday but has been operating some Saturdays this fall to boost production. The plant worked last Saturday and is scheduled to work Oct. 28.
NATION
Closing call centers,AOL to lay off 1,300
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- AOL announced Wednesday it will lay off 1,300 employees by closing call centers in New Mexico and Arizona as part of a previously announced restructuring plan. AOL, the Time Warner Inc. online unit formerly known as America Online, also plans to sell its call center in Ogden, Utah. The closures are part of a restructuring plan that Dulles, Va.-based AOL announced in August. The company said as many as 5,000 employees would be laid off within six months.
Vindicator staff and wire reports

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