Fiat Chrysler to lay off 1300 workers in Sterling Heights

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The automaker said it informed the United Auto Workers as well as city and state officials of the layoffs Wednesday afternoon. The company dumped more than $1 billion into the plant, which was once on the chopping-block, and touted it as one of the most state-of-the-art in the business. It comes after months of temporary layoffs at the 5-million-square-foot facility due to a lack of demand for the Chrysler 200 midsize sedan, the facility’s only vehicle.Fiat Chrysler says the plant’s second shift will return to work Monday and be on the job through July 5. “The company will place indefinitely laid off employees in open full-time positions as they become available within the Detroit labor market based on seniority”, FCA said in an emailed statement. You can now broadcast live and share collages on Facebook
Facebook has been working to tune into the growing trend of online video, an area where Alphabet-owned YouTube has dominated. Facebook has expanded vigorously in the past couple of years, thanks to the introduction of novel features such as these. In this March 2014 photo, an assembly line worker builds a 2015 Chrysler 200 automobile at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Marchionne said later in January that FCA wants to find a partner to build small cars like the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 so it can make more hot-selling Jeeps at its USA plants.Sales of the Dodge Dart also have been problematic and are down 32.8 percent this year. Sales of those truck models are up 10% so far this year, while vehicle sales are off 4%.The FCA chief said the company hopes to do so without increasing production capacity, He noted that more space is expected to come on line in Toledo for a new Wrangler model in 2017. “We’ve seen the auto cart of the market shrink”. ‘Global executions hit highest level in 25 years in 2015’
Aftab Bahadur was 15 years old when a Pakistani court found him guilty of killing three people and sentenced him to death. THE NUMBER OF people being executed around the world has jumped up, according to new figures from Amnesty International . Last year marked the fifth time in six years that light-duty trucks, including some SUVs and crossovers, outsold cars. Fiat Chrysler sold only 7,500 of the cars last month, less than half the number it sold a year ago. That’s the segment’s highest percentage since 2004, according to Autodata Corp.The company did not say how long it would continue to make the Chrysler 200.UAW Vice President Norwood Jewell calls the move “unfortunate, but not unexpected”. But the company never confirmed those plans. IKEA is bringing virtual reality to its Australian stores
In coordination with shipments beginning for the HTC Vive Consumer Edition, the SteamVR page has gone live today. Ikea is coming to VR, but it’s sadly leaving the Swedish meatballs behind in regular reality.