Chrysler Creates 1,100 Jobs


The Chrysler Group’s CEO says demand is so strong for the Jeep Grand Cherokee that the factory is skipping the usual two-week summer shutdown, and will add the previously announced 1,100 new jobs in November instead of waiting for next year.

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Sergio Marchionne made the announcement at a speech marking Chrysler’s plan to move a handful of workers into a downtown Detroit building after it’s remodeled. That will be the first time the Detroit automaker actually will have an office in Detroit, instead of the suburbs. The Jefferson North plant that builds the Grand Cherokee is, however, in the city. The building where some Chrysler workers will move has been called the Dime Building. It will be renamed Chrysler House and Chrysler will house about 70 people in offices there later this year.