At the production launch of the new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Friday, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said that a total of 1,080 employees will staff a second shift with nearly all new hires at its Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. The news spread excitement and interest in many job seekers looking for new employment; however, there’s some bad news – Chrysler isn’t accepting any applications.
“We have enough people who have already applied,” said Chrysler spokeswoman Shawn Morgan.
Nonetheless, Chrysler is not discouraging applicants from monitoring its job search site since it could need to add people as the economy grows and sales increase. New hires by Chrysler will be paid an hourly wage of about $14, which is well below what an experienced worker makes. The wage was agreed to by the UAW in a 2007 national agreement with Chrysler, General Motors and Ford.
The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is in production now and will go on sale next month with prices starting at $30,995.
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– By: Omar Rana
Source: Free Press