Chrysler Adding 1,100 Jobs to Jefferson North Assembly in Detroit

Date 2012/1/6 8:57:34 | Topic: Grand Cherokee

With the recent news that all of the "big three" automakers are profitable again comes even better news for city of Detroit. Chrysler announced that it is adding 1,100 jobs to its Jefferson North Assembly to support Grand Cherokee production, future Viper production, and the addition of a diesel Grand Cherokee to the production. From the press release:
"Our future, like the history of our brands, is interwoven with the City of Detroit," said Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne. "Detroit long has been home to renowned innovators and craftsmen. So it is in the Motor City, home of our industrial heritage and a resilient people, that we are entrusting the manufacture not only of the ultimate American sports car, the SRT Viper, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee the most awarded SUV ever but also a diesel version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee for North American markets.

"We believe that investing in Detroit is not only the right thing to do, but it is a smart thing to do as we work to write the next chapter in our shared history," Marchionne said.

The new third crew of approximately 1,100 jobs that Chrysler Group is adding at JNAP, home of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango, will be part of an operating pattern, called the 3-2-120 schedule, that allows each employee an additional 49 days off per year while enabling the plant an additional 49 days of annual production.

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