The 2013 Dodge Dart looks like it could be a hit with car buyers, and job seekers near the automaker's Belvidere, Illinois plant can likely appreciate the new sedan as well. The Detroit Free Press reports that Chrysler is looking to staff up with 400 to 500 jobs to help move as many Dart variants as possible.

Team Pentastar is looking for part-time hourly and full-time temporary workers to fill those roles. We're guessing the United Auto Workers union isn't all that pleased with the choice of temp workers, but we're betting that most job-seekers will be happy to fill out an app anyway. Chrysler was considering moving the Belvidere facility to three shifts, but the automaker reportedly decided to stick with two very busy shifts, at least for now.



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      Joe Carter
      • 2 Years Ago
      This car looks fantastic, although I do think the design of the headlights could have been significantly less angled. But I understand that it needs to have its own look and it definitely has that!
      SooooRight
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't buy Union Made.
        guyverfanboy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SooooRight
        Who cares as long as it is a good car!
        Brian Hague
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SooooRight
        So i take it you drive a kit car?
        mikey683
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SooooRight
        I guess you won't be watching the super bowl then because the players are all in a union. stay away from movies because they are too. your a moron.
          threefortyduster
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mikey683
          Seriously, if you're going to call someone a moron, please type it so that you don't look like a moron yourself. I hate to do that (well, no, I love to do that, because nobody in this country knows how to speak or write our language anymore).
        JW
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SooooRight
        My German union made car is put together well and leaves me happy. So as long as it's a good product, I really don't care one way or another.
        mikey683
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SooooRight
        Soooooo right why do you hate working people so much?
          threefortyduster
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mikey683
          Most people don't hate the workers, they hate the union leadership who milks away the money that union members make in the form of "dues" and then they waste it on ridiculous ad campaigns aimed at making other people who don't want to pay dues unionize.
        billfrombuckhead
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SooooRight
        Great days for the UAW as the Japanese collapse and Detroit is building it's greatest cars ever.
          Actionable Mango
          • 2 Years Ago
          @billfrombuckhead
          According to the article, the car will be from Belvidere, Illinois.
        Skicat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SooooRight
        How can someone with a name like SooooRight be SooooWrong. Unless he/she/it is talking about their sociopolitical stance. In which case, he/she/it would be wrong too.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SooooRight
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          Elmo
          • 2 Years Ago
          SooooRight I think is Fried_Troll again. But I'm reserving judgement until he finally comes out.
      mikey683
      • 2 Years Ago
      A Fiat made by Chysler doesn't sound like a very reliable car to me.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikey683
        [blocked]
      guyverfanboy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cool. I hope it sells like hotcakes and takes market share from the boring as sin Civic and Corolla.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @guyverfanboy
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          guyverfanboy
          • 2 Years Ago
          I don't care who makes it as long as it is a good car.
      benzaholic
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a shame they're wanting to avoid providing benefits to those who will assemble something that fills such a huge gap in their current lineup. Perfectly legal, but a shame nonetheless.
        Big Rocket
        • 2 Years Ago
        @benzaholic
        It was those kinds of expensive benefits and unsustainable labor costs that drove Chrysler to bankruptcy. If you want Chrysler to succeed, why would you want them to go back to the old ways that caused them to fail?
          Big Rocket
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Big Rocket
          @somebodysomeone: Your little example about the credit card payments doesn't really apply to GM, or to Chrysler for that matter, which is what this thread should be about. Why doesn't it apply, you wonder? Because nobody pointed a gun to your head and forced you to buy unaffordable items with your credit card. Unlike the UAW, which used the threats of strikes, or sometimes even actual strikes, to shut down production, which cost millions of dollars each time, essentially holding a gun to the Big 3 and forcing them to go along with the UAW's demands of, yes, unsustainable pay and benefits. Why on earth do you think all the German, Japanese, and Korean automakers who have factories here in the US, built those factories in right-to-work states? To avoid blackmailers and thugs like the UAW, that's why. Of course, it would be easier for UAW cheerleaders such as yourself to blame the victim, because management "agreed" to those demands -- never mind they were being pistol-whipped at the time until they "agreed". Whether you are willing to acknowledge reality or not, the only meaningful way for GM, Ford, and Chrysler to succeed in an increasingly fierce global market is to unshackle themselves from the Big Labor Mafia. And of course, you just had to drag in the CEO's pay, bonus, and perks into this little discussion. And you know what? If you have to use the CEO's filthy ways as justification for the UAW, that makes the UAW just as filthy. So next time, you quit being a shill for the UAW, before you open your mouth to embellish the truth.
          somebodysomeone
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Big Rocket
          It's a shame that people like you bought into GM's cries of unsustainability. You act like it was the workers fault that company's like gm didn't pay cost and kept kicking the can down the road. When gm was saying how much they really pay each employee they were factoring in legacy cost as well. Let me simplify this for you since your completely ignorant. If you pay something on a credit card. Say three thousand dollars and you have the money to pay it off but chose not to. Instead you opt to make small monthly payments because your income has always been steady (#1 seller of cars for decades). Well when your income starts getting smaller what happens? Those monthly payments from your past purchase get factored into your current cost don't they? Say? Isn't that how so many people end up declaring bankruptcy? Kinda like GM isn't it? Like all those idiots who indebted themselves with credit cards putting of paying their actual bills GM did the same thing with being irresponsible about paying their bills and blamed it all on labor cost that they themselves were putting of paying for years. That was GM's fault, not the common employee. They blamed the lowest person on the totem pole on expense. Did GM ever talk about how much they spent on bonuses for execs? Nope. Did they ever talk about how much gas they spent on those executive jets? Nope. ( I hope your memory isn't so short term as to have forgotten how the GM execs used their private plane to go to DC to beg for the bail out and how pissed the senators got because they viewed that as wasteful spending. ) So, in conclusion. Quit being a sheep and get some knowledge before opening your ignorant mouth.
      Bill Burke
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hope they will be enough since the Dart should sell like hot cakes.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Ronald
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anyone who has ever actually owned a second generation Neon or even bothered to look up the relaibilty reports for them knows this car deserves a cahnce. This car will get a lot of criticism because of the reputation the Dodge Caliber has given dodge under the small car segment. This car looks fantastic if it as reliable and fun as the second genration Neon.
      vripper
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not a bad looking ride at all! From some angles, you can still see the silhouette of the Neon...not a good thing since that was one of the cheapest looking rides. Every time I saw one, a fat chick was in it.
      sailngr8
      • 2 Years Ago
      They've done a great job of copying/'combining the Focus-Fiesta. I'll keep my money at home.
      pietroroman
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Yo Dawg i herd you like cars so we build a car in yo car so you can build while u build."
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