November 26, 2018 / 6:50 PM / 14 days ago

GM CEO to meet with White House adviser after job cuts announcement - sources

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) chief executive Mary Barra is set to meet with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Monday, hours after the company announced plans to shutter five North American plants and slash thousands of jobs, two people briefed on the matter said.

Barra was also making calls to key members of Congress and administration officials on the restructuring plan that includes halting production at assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan and two propulsion plants and cutting 15 percent of North American salaried jobs, or about 8,000 positions. GM and the White House declined to comment on the planned meeting.

Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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