With Council approval of FCA project, Mayor Duggan turns attention to getting Detroiters into plant jobs
- Mayor thanks City Council for support of 5,000-job project
- Detroiters can get info for job application process at detroitatwork.com
- City to start hosting FCA-related job information fairs in June, dates to be announced
- Detroit at Work to expand to 8 jobs centers across the city by the end of 2019
Today, Detroit City Council voted to approve the final agreements necessary to allow Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to invest $2.5 billion into a new assembly plant in Detroit, upgrade their Jefferson North Assembly Plant and create 4,950 new middle class union jobs in the city. Construction on the new plant is expected to begin this summer with the hiring process expected to begin in July for Detroit residents and in August for the general public.
To land the first new assembly plant in nearly 30 years in Detroit and the first US auto assembly plant in 11 years, the City assembled 215 acres of land and completed a community benefits process that resulted in a $35 million package of neighborhood based investments and improvements.
“I’d like to thank our partners on City Council and members of the Neighborhood Advisory Council for this project for their diligence throughout this process. I’d also like to thank Mike Manley and FCA for their vote of confidence in our city’s workforce and their commitment to give Detroit residents the opportunity to be considered first in the application process for the life of this new assembly plant.”
How Detroiters can get onto FCA hiring list
When FCA opens the application process, Detroit at Work will be where residents can find the latest information on the FCA job application process, with a four week window available for Detroiters to apply early. 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 been finalized yet. Detroit at Work will post this information once finalized.
The application process for hiring at the FCA plant is expected to begin in late summer or early fall. In June, Detroit at Work will start holding a series of FCA information sessions across the city to help Detroit residents make sure they meet all the minimum qualification to be hired at the plant. Residents that may not meet all the requirements will be offered assistance through Detroit at Work to help them eligible by the time the early application window for Detroiters begins.
Today, Detroit residents can fill out an interest form at www.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 www.detroitatwork.com
- Attend one of the information sessions, expected to begin in June
- Meet the minimum FCA hiring requirements, available at www.detroitatwork.com
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), and veterans and returning citizens,
- All other Detroit residents
- Members of the General Public
**Only Detroiters who pre-register at www.detroitatwork.com and meet FCA hiring requirements will receive a link to attend job information sessions for the DETROIT-only early access application window.
Information and support services are available at the city’s three current Detroit at Work Career Centers:
- Samaritan Center, 5555 Conner
- SER Metro, 9301 Michigan Avenue
- Northwest Activities Center, 18100 Meyers