Chrysler closes applications; received four applications for every opening
Chrysler Group LLC received about 7,500 applications for 1,800 new jobs at its Belvidere assembly plant.
Company spokeswoman Jodi Tinson said the company is no longer taking applications. The first round of hires started working at the more than 5 million-square-foot plant in late January.
Chrysler began taking applications and hiring in early January. At first, the company confirmed it was hiring 400 to 500 workers to fill out its two shifts as it prepared to launch the Dodge Dart, a compact sedan
Then on Feb. 2, during a celebration for the Dodge Dart, Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne announced the company was going to add 1,800 jobs to a payroll that has already swelled to 2,700. Workers in Belvidere also assemble the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot.
When all of the workers are trained and working in the third quarter, the plant's employee total will reach an all-time high and Chrysler will be the largest employer in Boone, Winnebago, Ogle and Stephenson counties.
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