Last week, Chrysler Group announced that it would be hiring 1,000 new employees for their Jeep plant in Toledo to keep up with demand on the Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee.
Over the weekend, another new round of hiring was announced at Chrysler Group. This time, the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) in Sterling Heights, Michigan will be creating 800 new jobs to keep up with production on the new 2015 Chrysler 200.
For those who have followed SHAP and its recent history, the plant is a model of recovery in the midst of a poor economy. Back in 2010, the plant was scheduled to close, leaving its employees out of work and hurting the nearby community. Leaders in Sterling Heights and employees at SHAP banded together to save the plant, and against the odds, they convinced Chrysler to repurchase the plant in March 2010 and extend production at the plant through 2012. By July 2010, it was announced that SHAP would be open indefinitely and would be adding about 900 new jobs.
Since then, the plant has continued to grow and thrive with the mantra, “I Believe.” At the announcement this weekend, Chrysler Group LLC Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne recognized the employees and the community for their dedication to the plant and to the company, saying, “Your resolve has set an inspiring example for everyone at Chrysler, showing what can happen when you find the strength and courage to fight for something worthwhile. I’m proud to be associated with you, and to be on this exciting journey with you. A journey of continued growth that will secure jobs and make a positive contribution to the communities where we live and work. I, too, am a believer.”
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