Recent news and updates indicated how it is not boding well for the Michigan Assembly Plant workers that were sacked by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Moreover, the layoffs resulted into massive job loss and despair.
In a post from CBC News, "Fiat Chrysler Automobiles stated last Wednesday that it is laying off about 1,300 workers indefinitely and ending one of the two shifts at its Sterling Heights, Mich. plant that makes the slow-selling midsize Chrysler 200 sedan."
Owing to the struggling economy and low sales, the car manufacturing plant had to close down. It stands out that the U.S. sales of the Chrysler 200 did not bode so well and the aftermath had taken its toll on the company.
It has been noted that sales have been low and fell 63 percent in the first three months of this year from a year earlier, as FCA has de-emphasized sales of the model which had been often sold to rental agencies, according to the same report.
More report from CNBC indicated that the carmaker remains discrete particularly on whether the company would still make the highly affordable Chrysler 200. The same report even cited Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne words.
According to Marchionne, "The Company would cease making the midsize sedan as well as the compact Dodge Dart, unless a partner could be found to keep the production going." On a different note, the carmakers other plants are still operating. One facility in Windsor, Ontario is still working full-time and is producing the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan.
However, as for the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Michigan plant workers, it is a reality that they will have to endure. The 1,300 workers in the plant had to deal with the tumultuous journey of finding a job and finding it soon because it is undeniable fact that the lay off has affected all of the workers and their families.