Chrysler Group CEO to Dedicate Tipton Transmission Plant

chryslerChrysler Group has announced that next month, Sergio Marchionne will be in Tipton, Indiana to dedicate the new Tipton Transmission Plant.

Back in February last year, Chrysler Group acquired the facility and invested $162 million in the plant for assembling the nine-speed transmission. This investment was expected to create an estimated 850 jobs.

In the past few years, Chrysler Group has continued investing in American facilities and American jobs, and in 2014, their investments have been seeing fantastic results. Back in March, Chrysler celebrated the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant adding 800 new jobs to keep up with production on the 2015 Chrysler 200. Before that, demand for the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Cherokee was so high that the Jeep plant in Toledo hired approximately 1,000 new part-time employees.

With Chrysler Group sales still on the rise, it wouldn’t be surprising if other plants announce plans for more new hires in the next few months, particularly with summer only a few months away.

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Sterling Heights Assembly Plant Adds 800 Jobs for 2015 Chrysler 200

SHAP_0720__midLast 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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Chrysler Starts New Website for Job-Hunters

As the economic story of the bailed out auto industry continues, Chrysler is one of the ones that has consistently reported a strong comeback. Due to that, they have been able to increase workers at their plants and add new shifts to keep up with the new influx of demand. Chrysler is still looking for more people to join their team and to do that, they have created the only website in the big three of car makers to be accepting applications for jobs.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the new website,, is taking applications for both hourly and salaried workers. They are looking to fill 2,350 manufacturing jobs within the next year in both Detroit and Toledo. This differs from the other companies in that Chrysler isn’t using referrals from employees. The auto maker is hiring only from applications made online.

The new site offers a change from the previous method Chrysler used. The old way of doing things was meant to avoid having too many applications at once, so the openings would only appear for a short time, forcing applicants to keep a constant eye open to spring at a moments notice when a job would appear. Now the applicants simply register with their interest for certain jobs, even if they are not posted on the site. Chrysler will then send them an email when a position that matches their skills and interest has an opening.

For anyone looking to be employed by the auto industry now that they are coming back from the brink, this is certainly something to be excited about. It’s a much easier way of being able to find the job you want without keeping a hawk’s eye on the computer screen and pressing refresh every two minutes.

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