Chrysler taking corporate-wide two-weeks vacation in July

In a memo sent by Chrysler’s Bob Nardelli, the CEO told employees that the company is planning a two week shutdown in July of this summer.

The company will take a “two-week mandatory shutdown for the weeks of July 7 and July 14,” Nardelli said in the memo. “As a private company, we need to think like owners and do our part to accelerate Chrysler’s recovery and transformation,” he said.

Employees will have to take vacation over the two-weeks unless they make special arrangements with their management. Some departments will need to keep working during the vacation period “to support business-critical activities,” the memo said.

Its typical for most automakers to to shutdown for vacation in July in order to retool when they are going through car and truck model changeovers.

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