Thread regarding General Motors layoffs

Blacklisted from getting another job at GM?

I was salary laid off from back in February. I am under 40 years old. In my separation packet I got a page that said I am eligible to apply again and my past employment with the company would be taken into consideration.
I have applied to many jobs there since I was laid off. Some I have been very much a fit for. I keep getting rejection emails from these jobs I am totally a fit for.
Anyone else going through this? I have heard of people getting rehired, but I think maybe my previous manager tried to get me blacklisted (he was a total yes man to his boss above him). What can I do??

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Post ID: @OP+11NR0TBZ

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I was a “diversity” employee but was still laid off. Assuming it was due to salary and age.

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Post ID: @fuub+11NR0TBZ

This is the OP. Within a month of being laid off in February I got a new job at another auto company. This new job has a little better base salary, but no more bonus and family benefits are much more expensive than what I had as GM salary. So overall I am at lower compensation.

I have been a total fit for some of the GM job postings since being laid off, and I get rejected. I was not a low performer, and even promoted at my time there. And again, I am under 40 years old. Also I do not fit any special diversity segment. It angers me that I am not getting these spots!

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Post ID: @ebov+11NR0TBZ

General Motors in Canada doing same sh– they are hiring and telling fellow laid off workers not to come in ! That they have a “different process” for former employees ! The lee Hecht Harrison program is a crock of worthless bull sh–!

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Post ID: @dqhb+11NR0TBZ

Seriously all, trying to knock on a door to get back in - seriously - there is a better life out there - I put in 20+ years at a plant with EDS, HP then GM finally getting hired by them in '13. I was devastated to say the least being let go in Feb. 2019. I loved what I did - even though it came with a LOT of pains.. I couldn't find a job right away, BUT when I started getting interviews, many individuals and CEOs seeing my resume - I heard comments like your resume is impressive, experience is impeccable! I had finally broken through and started to get job offers. Walk don't look back. You can always try and go back 5 years down the road, and its their loss if they don't rehire you! Best of luck to you.

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Post ID: @8bza+11NR0TBZ

How many years did you work at GM? What level did you start and what did you finish? I was also let go in February got a better job the following week with better pay and family life. Started 6b finished 7a. But I also told them I never wanted a 8th level. I have been offered 2 jobs at GM since then for a 7a level with better pay then I was making but told them no both times. GM is a great company but my time with them is done.

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Post ID: @1hir+11NR0TBZ

Why would you want to go back?
Thats like Dante escaping hell then wanting to do it all over again.
Its Easter morning for you...go on to a better place.

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Post ID: @1fxh+11NR0TBZ

As a former salaried employee, I too had the very same thing happen to me - repeatedly. I finally came to my senses and gave up trying to kick that old door down for a job. Instead, I started knocking on doors in different industries. Those other industries have been far more respective to what I bring to the job and have been calling me back for 2nd & 3rd interviews.

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Post ID: @trl+11NR0TBZ

Don't even both trying to apply!! They are not going to hire you back if you were let go. That is correct about the Trade Assistance. Letters went out to the eligible employees. Contact your Michigan Works office for more information, they are handling things for the eligible workers. If you are in the group it applies to you get trade assistance to go back to school etc... Very good program and Michigan Works staff have been WONDERFUL

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Post ID: @gtv+11NR0TBZ

Ditto, same for me but was contract and still unemployed since the end of November 2018. Just found out after a lot of research and talking to Michigan Works that there is some federal/ TAA assistance available and includes contractors.

Look it up, it was filed on February 27, 2019 by a state workforce office on
behalf of workers of GM Technical Center, a subsidiary of
General Motors, Warren, Michigan (herein referred to as "GM
Technical Center"). The workers' firm is engaged in activities
related to the supply of engineering and testing services in
support of automotive manufacturing in General Motors. The
subject worker group includes on-site leased workers from RCO
Engineering, Populous Group, Tech Talenta, Aerotek, Aramark,
Arco Service Corp, Bartech, G-Tech, K-Force, Talascend,
Venteon (under Venator Holdings LLC aka CKGP/PW), and
Concentra

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Post ID: @oil+11NR0TBZ

Yes this is happening to me too, I have applied and tried many many times.
I was contract so maybe that's the issue I don't really know.

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Post ID: @jwf+11NR0TBZ

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