(Toiledo, OH) Fiat-Chrysler is revving up for Wrangler production, but that means lots of layoffs.
More than 3,200 workers at the Toledo Jeep assembly complex will be out of a job for at least six months. Fiat-Chrysler officials says the temporary layoffs are necessary as Cherokee production moves out of the area and the plant retools for the next-generation Jeep Wrangler. The laid-off employees will be recalled once the plant is ready to ramp up Wrangler production.
The Wrangler redesign and retool may give Jeep workers a bit of a respite after working weekends and holidays for months to keep up with worldwide demand and overcome limited production capacity.