General Motors on Tuesday said it had fired 450 workers from a factory in Brazil as the contracting local car market took another hit a day after Germany's Volkswagen said it would slash nearly 4,000 jobs in the country, Reuters reported. In a statement cited by Reuters, General Motors said it would cut the 450 jobs at a unit in Sao Jose dos Campos in Sao Paulo state which employs about 8,500 workers.