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Detroiters Get First Dibs On Jobs At New Fiat Chrysler Plant: How To Apply

May 22, 2019 - 8:21 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - A hiring spree is expected following the approval of Fiat Chrysler's plan to build a $2.5 billion facility to Detroit's east side, and city residents are getting an opportunity to be considered first for jobs.

The automaker is looking to fill nearly 5,000 new automotive jobs, most of them on the assembly line, when the hiring process begins later this summer. 

When FCA opens the application process, a four week window will be available for Detroiters to apply early at detroitatwork.com. Applicants must live in the City of Detroit and meet FCA job criteria to apply during this time. The application time frame dates for Detroiters have not yet been finalized.

The application process for hiring at the FCA plant is expected to begin in late summer or early fall. In June, a series of information sessions will be held across the city to help Detroit residents make sure they meet all the minimum qualification to be hired at the plant. Residents who may not meet all the requirements will be offered assistance through Detroit at Work to become eligible by the time the early application window for Detroiters begins.

Detroit residents can fill out an interest form today at detroitatwork.com that will alert them via text when the pre-registration process officially begins.

In order for Detroiters to get on the FCA priority application list, residents must:

  • Pre-register at detroitatwork.com
  • Attend one of the information sessions, expected to begin in June
  • Meet the minimum FCA hiring requirements, which include:
    • 18 years of age or older
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • State or Federal ID
    • Eligible to work in the US (as verified through the federal I-9 process)
    • Pass a drug screen and physical administered before starting work. Marijuana use for any reason (recreational or prescription) is not permitted. Any applicant who uses Marijuana will fail FCA’s drug test, and will be disqualified from the application process.
    • Pass FCA's standards for a background check

The application prioritization is as follows:

  • UAW employees that were laid off or who are temporary employees at one of the sites now
  • Detroit residents who reside in the Impact Area (48213, 48214, 48215); veterans and returning citizens
  • All other Detroit residents
  • Members of the general public