Fiat Chrysler will add 2,000 jobs to its Cassino Assembly Plant by 2018, Reuters reports.
The Cassino plant, situated three-kilometers from the town of Cassino, currently builds the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover. The two vehicles share Alfa’s new rear-wheel drive based Giorgio architecture.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced the additional jobs last Thursday. There are currently 4,300 workers employed at the Cassino site, however that number is expected to rise to 6,300 over the next 18 to 24 months, he said.
In addition to the Giulia and Stelvio, the Cassino plant also builds the Giulietta hatchback. The Cassino plant has been open since 1972 and produced several Fiat and Lancia models before it was turned into an Alfa production site in 2010.