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Chrysler creates 1,250 jobs to build new Jeep; Dodge Viper

Detroit-automaker adds jobs to manufacture a diesel version of its Jeep Cherokee and a new special edition Dodge Viper muscle car


January 6, 2012
by The Canadian Press

DETROIT—Chrysler will add 1,250 jobs at two Detroit factories next year.

The Detroit-based automaker will add 1,100 people to its Jefferson North factory—where it assembles the Jeep Grand Cherokee—to build a diesel model for North America next year.

The plant will get a third shift of workers.

The company will also create 150 jobs by reopening the Conner Avenue factory to manufacture a Street Racing Team version of the Dodge Viper muscle car.