Local Reaction to Chrysler Closures
At Chiefland Chrysler Dodge Jeep the news that Chrysler will shut down its manufacturing plants for at least a month isn't worrying employees.
"It's been my experience to chrysler for the holidays shuts down for three weeks anyways," says Sales Manager Slate Hodges. "So you're only looking at another week, which is nothing in the big scheme of things."
The dealership estimates it's seen a 25 to 30 percent decline in sales compared to last year.
"Sales environment is always pretty good here," says Hodges.Â "I mean we've seen a slight decline like everywhere else all over the country."
Chrysler's sales were down 47 percent in November.Â A 10 percent higher drop than that of the industry all together. Tomorrow's shutdown affects 46,000 workers at 30 plants across North America.
The White House remains in negotiations with the "Big Three."Â Highlighting how dire the current situation is for American automakers.
"The collapse of the American auto industry would have a terrible negative consequence for our national economy," says White House spokesperson Dana Perino.
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