Fiat Chrysler to cut almost 1,400 jobs at Illinois plant

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV stated on Tuesday it will slash almost 1,400 jobs at an Illinois assembly plant where it constructs the Jeep Cherokee sport utility vehicle.

The Italian-American automaker will remove one of three shifts at the Belvidere Assembly plant beginning May 6, affecting 1,371 jobs, in order to “better align production” with worldwide demand, a spokeswoman stated.

Previously on Tuesday, Fiat Chrysler announced it was spending $4.5 billion in five plants and creating 6,500 jobs in Michigan, including construction of a new assembly plant in Detroit.

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