The Brampton Chrysler Assembly Plant will be closed for the rest of January due to a widening global shortage of the semiconductors used in auto parts. The shortage has affected the entire automotive industry.

The effect of this closure is that around 3,000 workers will be on a temporary layoff as Fiat Chrysler deals with the microchip shortage.

A company spokesperson said that the plant being idled right now will minimize the impact of this shortage and make sure that the company overall can continue production.

There is another company plant closed down for now in Mexico, and other car companies such as Honda and Nissan are also lowering output.

The Brampton plant manufactures the Chrysler 300 as well as Dodge Charger and Challenger.

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