Jeep Workers At Illinois Plant Get Pink Slip Days Before Christmas

The decision to idle the plant, which will result in the loss of 1,200-plus jobs, was made by Jeep parent company Stellantis and announced Friday.

  • The plant makes Jeep Cherokee SUVs and will cease operations and the end of February.
  • The decision is reportedly is a cost-cutting effort as the company invests more in electric vehicles.
  • The transatlantic automaker, formerly known as Fiat Chrysler, said the worker will be placed on indefinite layoffs.
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