"Unfortunately we've had a lot of these announcements lately," said GM spokesman Christopher Lee, noting that the automaker said in June it planned to bring production into line with demand.
General Motors has shuttered scores of plants and laid off nearly half its workforce since 2000 as it restructures its business in the face of a steady loss of market share to Asian competitors.
These latest job cuts will not actually come off GM's books immediately because of a labor agreement that requires the company to retrain temporarily laid-off workers.
About 4,500 other job cuts have been announced in recent weeks.
GM, which posted a $15.5 billion net loss in the second quarter, has been battling an industry sales slump in the