Canadian Manufacturing

Chrysler to add 1,250 jobs at 3 Detroit area factories: source

Most jobs are for third shift at Warren, Mich., truck plant, which will build more Ram pickups


DETROIT—A person briefed on the matter says Chrysler plans to add 1,250 jobs at three Detroit-area factories in the near future.

The person says the company plans to invest $238-million at engine plants in Detroit and suburban Trenton, and at a pickup truck factory in Warren, Mich.

The person didn’t want to be identified because the formal announcement hasn’t occurred.

Most of the jobs are for a third shift at the Warren truck plant, which will build more Ram pickups.

The hiring is another step in Chrysler’s comeback from its 2009 government-funded bankruptcy.

The company is now majority-owned by Italian automaker Fiat.

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