Major jobs announcement expected in Kokomo Thursday

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A major jobs announcement is expected in Kokomo later this week.

Chrysler’s CEO Sergio Marchionne will join Governor Mike Pence for the announcement Thursday.

He’s expected to discuss the plan to bring jobs to the area to boost transmission manufacturing at plants in the state.

Last December, Chrysler unveiled plans to invest $162 million in equipment in Tipton County, adding 850 new jobs at the facility there.