Stellantis offers early retirement packages to workers in Windsor, Brampton, Ont.

On May 2, the company announced a $3.6-billion investment in the Brampton and Windsor plants, entirely devoted to electrified product and technology.

In March, Stellantis, in conjunction with LG Energy Solution, announced a $5-billion battery plant in Windsor.

The automaker said in a statement Tuesday that the investments will help it “achieve a target of 50 per cent battery electric sales in North America by 2030.”

“As we transition to a sustainable, mobility tech company, we continue to review our operations for efficiencies,” the company said. 

The incentives are being offered “in order to minimize the impact on our workforce.”

“The workforce reduction will take effect over the course of the next several months,” Stellantis said. “The company will make every effort to place laid off hourly employees in open full-time positions as they become available based on seniority.”

Currently, 3,942 hourly and 181 salaried employees on two shifts at the Windsor Assembly Plant build the Chrysler Pacifica, Pacifica Hybrid, Grand Caravan and Voyager minivans, according to Stellantis’ website. At the Brampton Assembly Plant, 2,869 hourly and 176 salaried workers build the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger on two shifts.

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