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1,600 Layoffs Coming at Northern Illinois Jeep Cherokee Factory
5 Chicago / ap ^ | May 15, 2021

Posted on 05/19/2021 7:06:19 AM PDT by george76

Some 1,600 jobs are being cut at a Jeep Cherokee factory in northern Illinois as automakers continue being plagued by the global shortage of semiconductors.

The U.S. arm of Stellantis, formerly known as Fiat Chrysler, said Friday it was cutting one of the two work shifts at its Belvidere Assembly Plant as of July 26. That could result in the layoffs of 1,641 workers,

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the factory’s situation “has been further exacerbated by the unprecedented global microchip shortage,” Tinson said.

The Belvidere facility has been idled since late March, with Stellantis repeatedly delaying the reopening that is now not expected until at least later this month.

Numerous other auto plants, including many owned by General Motors and Ford, have shut down in the past few months because of the chip shortage, which was caused by semiconductor makers switching their factories to more profitable consumer-electronics processors when automakers closed last year due to the pandemic.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcchicago.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Illinois; US: Michigan; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: automotive; bideneconomy; chicago; chipshortage; chrysler; elonmusk; fiat; fiatchrysler; ford; generalmotors; gm; illinois; intel; jeep; jobs; layoffs; microchip; microchips; microchipshortage; semiconductors; shortage; stellantis; taiwan; tesla; tsmc
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1 posted on 05/19/2021 7:06:19 AM PDT by george76
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Coming soon:

ELECTRIC JEEPS!..................


2 posted on 05/19/2021 7:08:20 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven.....................)
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All it cost was 10% for the big guy!


3 posted on 05/19/2021 7:08:21 AM PDT by KC_Lion
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All automotive blame is on the chip shortage, but I doubt that. I suspect the class-warfare, confiscatory Bidenomics is the root cause.


4 posted on 05/19/2021 7:08:58 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom (“No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session" - Gideon J. Tucker)
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Great! Government assistance for everyone! What could go wrong?


5 posted on 05/19/2021 7:09:52 AM PDT by brownsfan (Term limits! Without term limits, we are doomed.)
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Making America Last Again


6 posted on 05/19/2021 7:11:40 AM PDT by bray (Hating Whites is racist)
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The U.S. arm of Stellantis, formerly known as Fiat Chrysler

I've always wondered why CEOs, who are supposed business geniuses, take world-wide, famouse brand names, and change them to meaningless, made up words no one knows or will remember?

7 posted on 05/19/2021 7:13:15 AM PDT by PGR88
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Rumor is they were having trouble getting Check Engine lights that would stay on permanently


8 posted on 05/19/2021 7:13:27 AM PDT by AppyPappy (How many fingers am I holding up, Winston? )
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Bruce Springsteen will have to wait for his upgrade.


9 posted on 05/19/2021 7:13:29 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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Rumor is they were having trouble getting Check Engine lights that would stay on permanently

A neat trick to make the stealer service departments a real profit center.

10 posted on 05/19/2021 7:14:30 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I wish I could get chips, then.


11 posted on 05/19/2021 7:15:40 AM PDT by bigbob
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It would be nice if we made more microchips in the US and if the EPA allowed rare earths to be mined in America, etc..

When Bill Clinton signed NAFTA, Ross Perot said : Listen for the giant sucking sound as good paying American jobs go away


12 posted on 05/19/2021 7:16:23 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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I remember driving past the output lot at that plant a long time ago, when it was filled with Neons that Chrysler could not move. Not sure how long it took to get the workers back there after that, or when the plant converted to Jeeps.


13 posted on 05/19/2021 7:16:36 AM PDT by Bernard (“When once the guardian angel has taken flight, everything is lost”. – William H. Seward, 1/12/1861)
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Toyota sold a record of almost 1 million vehicles in March because they planned ahead regarding chip supplies.


14 posted on 05/19/2021 7:16:53 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Socialism- Institutionalized Deprivation)
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There’s no money in selling cars anymore, it’s the service departments and parts departments that rake it in.


15 posted on 05/19/2021 7:16:55 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
All automotive blame is on the chip shortage, but I doubt that. I suspect the class-warfare, confiscatory Bidenomics is the root cause.

It's actually the chip shortage.
16 posted on 05/19/2021 7:17:28 AM PDT by TexasGunLover
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I don’t doubt the huge chip shortage and supply chain problems.

But I suspect there’s a lot more at work here than just those components.


17 posted on 05/19/2021 7:17:45 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom (“No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session" - Gideon J. Tucker)
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[[[The U.S. arm of Stellantis, formerly known as Fiat Chrysler]]]

LOL, dead company walking.


18 posted on 05/19/2021 7:17:56 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Socialism- Institutionalized Deprivation)
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To: Red Badger

Gee, I hope the peaceful protesters don’t protest!


19 posted on 05/19/2021 7:17:57 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Perfect excuse to move the jobs to TN or TX as well.


20 posted on 05/19/2021 7:18:16 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Polls are no longer designed to measure public sentiment but to influence it.)
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