Job Cuts Pile Up at Car-Parts Supplier Delphi

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More than 1,400 Delphi employees this week accepted buyouts as the troubled auto-parts supplier continues to close or sell off 21 of its 29 plants. By the end of the year, Delphi will have decreased its workforce by more than two-thirds.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

On Wednesdays, we focus on the workplace. Today, more buyouts in Detroit.

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MONTAGNE: Fourteen hundred more employees accepted buyouts at troubled auto parts supplier Delphi this week. That means the company will have shed 70 percent of its workforce by the end of this year.

Delphi says lower-paid temp workers will take up the slack for now as the company closes or sells off 21 of its 29 plants.

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