Stellantis cuts the second shift at the Jeep Cherokee factory

Stellantis NV is cutting nearly 1,700 jobs at its Jeep Cherokee plant in Illinois, the transatlantic automaker said on Friday, the latest example of how the global semiconductor shortage is affecting the industry with lasting consequences.

The carmaker is reducing shifts at the Belvidere Assembly Plant from two to one until July 26. The move, which aims to “balance sales with production”, will lay off 1,641 indefinitely employees who manufacture the compact crossover, Stellanti’s spokeswoman Jodi Tinson said in a statement. notes that the semiconductor shortage has “further aggravated” the situation.

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