Chrysler wants to add 1,100 jobs at Toledo plant image

According to CEO Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler will be adding a second shift to the Jefferson North assembly plant on July 19, 2010.

The Auburn Hills automaker is planning to invest about $365 million at its Jeep Liberty and Dodge Nitro SUV plant, city documents show. Furthermore, the plans depend on the approval of tax incentives by Toledo and two school districts.

“The production launch of the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee signals the rebirth of the Chrysler Group,” said Marchionne. “The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a signature vehicle for Chrysler.”

The new jobs would bring the total of future manufacturing jobs announced this year by General Motors, Ford and Chrysler to more than 11,100.

Although the Toledo plant currently builds the Jeep Liberty and Dodge Nitro, analysts speculate that, with the new labor force, the plant could produce up to seven new or existing vehicles.

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