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Thu February 28, 2013
Chrysler to hire 1,250 more workers in Indiana
Chrysler says it will add up to 1,250 new jobs in Kokomo, Indiana as it begins to produce a new fuel-efficient nine-speed transmission.
That brings the number of new jobs created since the company emerged from bankruptcy to more than 8,000.
The Detroit-based automaker will invest $375 million in its four transmission and casting plants in Kokomo, Indiana.
Chrysler is already building an eight-speed transmission at the Indiana facilities and it will add a nine-speed transmission next year.
Those transmissions are a big part of Chrysler's strategy to make its vehicles more fuel-efficient.
The company says Kokomo will be the largest transmission operation in the world once the new jobs are added.
All of the new jobs will be so-called tier 2 - paying the lower starting wage for newly hired workers.
The entry-level pay rate has made the Detroit Three's labor costs much closer to those at companies like Toyota.