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More jobs ending at Chrysler today

by Bill Cawthon on

The job cuts continue at Chrysler. About 250 salaried employees will be losing their jobs and most of them will learn that today is their last day at Chrysler.

The layoffs are part of a previously announced plan to eliminate 1,000 salaried positions by the end of the month.  In a statement issued Thursday, Chrysler spokesman David Elshoff said three-fourths of the goal had been achieved through voluntary separations but added, “The balance of our separations will be, by necessity, involuntary…” and confirmed the majority of terminations will happen today.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for just-auto.com, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.


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