General Motors is axing 2,000 more US jobs, the company said on Monday.


It is cutting a production shift at its Lansing-Delta Township and Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plants, the Detroit Free Press reported, and will add various weeks of temporary closures at other plants this year.


“We need to rightsize our production with our sales and inventory. We need to do that. We’re going to take the appropriate actions that need to be taken,” Ed Peper, GM North America vice president of Chevrolet, said following a meeting with GM dealers at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in New Orleans, according to the report.


Asked about the production cuts, GM North America president Troy Clarke was quoted as saying the decision was “a function of the fact that the market is down.”