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Thousands to begin working at new Fiat Chrysler plant in Detroit

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More than 23-hundred Detroiters have accepted an offer to work at the new Fiat Chrysler plant on the city’s east side according to the automaker. Detroit entered a Community Benefits Agreement with FCA to prioritize hiring city residents.

Officials with city’s workforce development office say more than 10-thousand residents applied to work at what is now known as the ‘Detroit Assembly Complex.’ Nicole Sherard-Freeman is the director of “Detroit at Work.” She says offers to work at the new Jeep plant will continue through November.

“There are more than 900 Detroiters who have not responded yet who are still eligible to interview,” said Sherard-Freeman.

Sherard-Freeman says the Detroit Assembly Complex is looking to fill nearly five-thousand jobs. Officials with FCA say operations at the new plant will start by the end of this March.