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Chrysler to close plant early in US

Chrysler is to cut 1,825 jobs in the US, as demand for cars slows in tandem with economic growth.

A factory in Newark will now close at the end of this year, one year earlier than anticipated, and one shift at Toledo North Assembly Plant will go.

"The markets are facing unprecedented turmoil and we are in a time of historic change in the auto industry," said Frank Ewasyshyn, Chrysler's executive vice president of manufacturing.

The job cuts account for 6% of its American workforce.

The Toledo factory has been making the Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty, which have both been selling slowly.

The Newark plant makes Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen sport utility vehicles.


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