Auto industry's transition to electric is changing its approach to staffing

Nov 1, 2022
Analysts say rightsizing is part of a bigger shift playing out in the auto industry.
Ford decided to offer "underperforming" white-collar workers the option of undergoing a special review process or leaving with severance.
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Stellantis has an ambitious EV plan, but is America ready for it?

Jul 9, 2021
The automaker is investing heavily in electric vehicle manufacturing, but American infrastructure and consumer wants may get in the way.
Stellantis is investing $35.5 billion into electric vehicle production, manufacturing and technology.
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Former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has died at age 94

Jul 3, 2019
In his 32-year career at Ford and then Chrysler, Iacocca helped launch some of Detroit’s best-selling and most significant vehicles, including the minivan, the Chrysler K-cars and the Ford Escort.
Lee Iacocca, Founding Chairman of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., speaks during the 2004 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards April 21, 2004 at the Ellis Island Museum in New York City.
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Why American auto companies no longer want to sell actual cars

Nov 26, 2018
The Big Three — Ford, GM and Chrysler — are moving away from car sales in the U.S. and instead focusing on bigger vehicles like SUVs and pickup trucks for the American market.
Chevrolet Cruze cars offered for sale in Lyons, Illinois.
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How Fiat Chrysler moves on without its iconic CEO Sergio Marchionne

Jul 26, 2018
He was credited with turning around both Fiat and Chrysler.
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.
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Detroit carmakers cut production amid sales slump

Aug 1, 2017
July sales are down across the board for the Detroit Three automakers, 15.5 percent for GM, 10 percent for Chrysler and 7.5 percent for Ford. That makes seven straight months of declines for the U.S. auto industry at large. Now, considering the last two years basically broke every kind of sales record in the books, […]

Is generosity enough to prop up this post-recession town?

Apr 19, 2017
Janesville, Wisconsin's resources are stretched thin after GM left the city and took jobs with it.
“I wanted to tell the story of a perfectly ordinary place that had lost a slew of jobs in the Great Recession,” said author Amy Goldstein.
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More car makers announce billions of dollars in US investment: is this the Trump effect?

Jan 9, 2017
Fiat Chrysler has announced it’ll invest about $1 billion to improve two of its plants in the U.S. It’ll bring 2,000 jobs as well. This comes after news of other automakers changing their operating plans , like Ford canceling a factory in Mexico and investing in a Michigan plant. Of course, hanging over all of […]

Google might make minivans cool

May 3, 2016
Because self-driving vans are hipper than regular vans?
One of the cars in Google's new fleet of self-driving minivans.

Fiat Chrysler contract in doubt

Sep 29, 2015
Fiat Chrysler workers may not approve a new contract.