The Detroit City Council’s approval of a land swamp and other steps gave the green light to the new $2.5 million Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Jeep Assembly Plant and an upgrade to its Jefferson North Assembly Plant. The project is expected to bring a total of 4,950 new middle class union to the city.
The Jeep plant on Mack Ave. will provide 3,850 jobs and another 1,100 will be added at the Jefferson North plant.
Many of those jobs will be open to qualified Detroiters.
Construction on the new plant is scheduled to begin this summer and the hiring process expected to begin in July for Detroit residents and in August for the general public.
When FCA opens the application process, residents can find the latest information on the job application process at Detroit at Work. There will be 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 the information as soon as it is ready.
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 who 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.
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.
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, available at detroitatwork.com
The application prioritization is as follows:
- UAW employees who 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
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
The City of Detroit assembled 215 acres of land and completed a community benefits process that resulted in a $35 million package of neighborhood based investments and improvements. Along with the Detroit City Council’s approval the Michigan Strategic Fund approved new tax incentives for FCA to build the plant.
The new FCA facility is the first new assembly plant built in Detroit in nearly 30 years and the first US auto assembly plant in 11 years.
Top photo: City of Detroit