Midwest Memo: The PR Problem For Manufacturing, New Jobs At Chrysler And A Deadline In Detroit

Who wants to work in a factory? The Cleveland Plain Dealer has an excellent story about what local manufacturers are doing to find new talent. Business-owners say they can’t find enough skilled young people to fill open positions. So they’ve launched a PR push to change the perception of factory work.

1,600 Jobs in Illinois Chrysler is expected to make a big jobs announcement this week in Illinois.The Chicago Tribune, quoting Dow Jones Newswires, says CEO Sergio Marchionne will announce 1,600 new job openings at Chrysler’s Belvidere assembly plant on Thursday. The story says Chrysler also plans to hire new workers at plants in Detroit and Toledo.

Deadline in Detroit Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he wants to see new concessions by the city’s unions approved by tomorrow. The city is trying to fill a nearly $200 million dollar deficit and avoid being taken over by a state-appointed emergency financial manager.

Sharing is caring Partner station WBEZ reports on a new website that seeks to create a sharing economy.

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