Chrysler adding 1,100 jobs at Toledo plant

2010 Jeep Liberty Sport
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New manufacturing jobs are always nice to hear about, and this time it's Chrysler providing the headlines. Automotive News reports that the automaker will add a second shift to its Toledo Assembly Complex, which could result in an additional 1,100 jobs.

Chrysler hasn't made an official announcement (since the incentives haven't been finalized), but The Toledo Blade claims that the $365 million investment will lead to 1,050 blue collar workers, with wages starting at $14.65/hour, and another 55 management spots worth about $90,000 each.

Chrysler also hasn't (officially) said a word about what new products are coming to fill the need for a second shift, but analysts have said that up to seven new and redesigned vehicles could make their way to the plant. The Toledo plant expansion will reportedly be ready for prime time sometime in 2013. Currently, both the Jeep Liberty and Dodge Nitro are built at this facility.

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