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Chrysler to add 1,100 jobs in Detroit

Conner Avenue plant to reopen, jobs added to Jefferson North Assembly

DETROIT – Chrysler Group, LLC announced Thursday that it plans to add more than 1,000 jobs to plants in Detroit.

Automaker said it will add a third shift crew and 1,100 jobs at Jefferson North Assembly Plant and reopen the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant which would add 150 jobs.

Moreover, Chrysler plans to begin building the Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel for North America next year. The diesel Jeeps will be built in Detroit.

The next generation Dodge Viper will make its return this year as a 2013 model. Conner employees began reporting for training and orientation this past fall, Chrysler said.

"We believe that investing in Detroit is not only the right thing to do, but it is a smart thing to do as we work to write the next chapter in our shared history," said Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne in a news release.