Belvidere, IL

Layoff Date:

February 24, 2021

Laid Off Employees:


Laid Off Percent:

Source: World Socialist Web Site
Global automaker Stellantis formed from the merger of Fiat Chrysler and France's PSA Group last month announced Tuesday that it had indefinitely laid off 150 workers at its Belvidere Assembly Plant in northern Illinois. The plant, roughly 70 miles northwest of Chicago, employs 3,374 hourly and 206 salaried workers across two shifts, according to the latest company data. The layoffs were carried out last Friday, February 20, said Jodi Tinson, a spokesperson for Stellantis, in a statement cited by the Detroit News. In justifying the cuts, the company said in a statement, "The Stellantis plant in Belvidere, Ill., is rebalancing its staffing levels as it realigns production to meet global demand for the Jeep Cherokee."
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