Chrysler recently told employees and the public that due to lack of consumer credit, and sales, that it will be shutting down all production for a whole month. This move affects 30 plants in the US, Canada and Mexico with a total of 46,000 off of work.
Normally they shut down there plants from the 24th of December to January 5th. The other 2 Detroit auto makers announced similar moves, GM is cutting 30% of its manufacturing capacity during a part of 2009 while Ford is shutting down for a extra week.
Chrysler said its employees will be paid during the time off but not at full wages.
Chrysler has been hit harder then most car makers, while dealers say they have been able to get people into dealers, most cannot get the credit to buy a new car.