After losing $680M last year, Chrysler LLC intends to fire up to 12,100 employees through 2008. In total, up to 25,100 job cuts are expected as well as scrapping several vehicle models as well.
Chrysler said it plans to eliminate the PT Cruiser convertible, Crossfire, Dodge Magnum wagon and Pacifica. Job cuts include up to 10,000 hourly workers, 1,000 salary jobs and 1,100 contractors. Chrysler employs nearly 77,000 people.
The company announced they would also be building two new models, the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Journey. Chrysler also plans on making hybrid versions of the Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango.