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Automaker Stellantis will halt operations at the Belvidere, Illinois plant, which employs 1,350 people and builds Jeep Cherokee SUVs, citing rising costs to produce electric vehicles

Jeep lays off 1,350 workers at Illinois plant over rising costs to produce electric vehicles

Hundreds of workers are expected to be laid off when automaker Stellantis closes an assembly plant in northern Illinois early next year, citing the challenge of rising costs of producing electric vehicles. The company, which employs about 1,350 workers at the Belvidere, Illinois plant, said the action would result in indefinite layoffs and it may …

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