Chrysler Hiring Up To 500 Temporary And Part-Time Workers To Build Dodge Dart

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
chrysler hiring up to 500 temporary and part time workers to build dodge dart

Chrysler will hire 400-500 new workers to help build the upcoming Dodge Dart compacts at its Illinois plant. The workers will be added to the plant’s current shifts.

The positions will be part-time hourly jobs or full-time temporary positions. We imagine the UAW will have something to say about the use of temp workers. The union has yet to comment on the matter, but Chrysler also said a third shift may be added. The plant also builds the Jeep Compass and Patroit and will produce their replacement, which should bow in 2013.

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  • Geozinger Geozinger on Jan 26, 2012

    FWIW, I had a very well built Dodge Lancer ES Turbo that was built in Belvidere. At the end of its 160K miles, 11-year time with us, it still had a virtually rattle-free interior. I know that some suppliers have people on site who are temps and these companies have been doing this for a while now. They're a whole separate deal than regular employees and have no union representation. With the new master contract negotiated in 2007 by the UAW, it allows certain changes to work rules. We'll see what happens in Belvidere. Personally, I'm just glad to see a competitive small car from Chrysler.

  • Bimmer Bimmer on Jan 26, 2012

    That trunk opening seems useless. This car should have been hatchback.

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    • PrincipalDan PrincipalDan on Jan 26, 2012

      @Hatchtopia YES YES YES YES YES! The useless trunk lid is turning me off.

  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Jan 26, 2012

    My reaction to this headline was not concern about the quality of the product they'll make, but rather gladness to see Chrysler expects high demand for the car. I know I'm interested in it.

  • NotFast NotFast on Jan 26, 2012

    My sister-in-law works on the floor of the Belvidere plant. I can't wait to hear the stories.