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.