By Drew Johnson
Thursday, Mar 14th, 2013 @ 6:04 pm
 
Chrysler is going on a hiring spree at its Jeep assembly plant in Toledo, Ohio, to keep up with booming demand from the United States and Europe.
According to The Detroit News, Chrysler is planning to expand its workforce at the Toledo Jeep plant by 200. About 130 of those workers will be used on the plant's main assembly line, with the other 70 set to work in the paint shop.

Chrysler expects to fill most of those new full-time positions with current part-time and temporary workers, but plans to make about 75 new hires.

Jeep models have been in hot demand the world over, with the brand's 701,626 sales last year setting a new company record. The Toledo plant, which makes the iconic Jeep Wrangler, was responsible for nearly 200,000 of those global sales last year.

Jeep expects to hire the new workers by the end of April.