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Fiat-Chrysler sees 1,500 new jobs at Melfi plant

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Fiat-Chrysler expects to add 1,500 new jobs at its Melfi plant in southern Italy thanks to an “extremely positive” response to its new Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X small SUV models, the carmaker said.

Of these jobs, around 1,000 would be new hires.

In a statement, Fiat Chrysler also said a temporary layoff scheme at the plant would end, allowing 5,418 employees to return to work.

The Jeep Renegade in December was among the top 10 selling vehicles in Italy while the Fiat 500X has already received 1,500 orders, the automaker said.