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FCA to hire 1,200 workers at Windsor assembly plant


February 16, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Feb. 16, 2016 – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Canada has announced it plans to hire 1,200 additional workers at its Windsor, Ont., assembly plant as it prepares to build the 2017 Pacifica minivan.

According to The Canadian Press, that’s twice the number of new jobs the company originally said would be created at the plant, where the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica will be built.

The announcement was made by Reid Bigland, FCA president and CEO as part of a press event at the 2016 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto last week.

“In a time when good jobs are hard to come by, I’m very proud that we’re doing our part here in Ontario, in Windsor and for the Canadian economy,” Bigland told reporters following the announcement.

The new hires, which have occurred over the past nine months, bring the total number of staff at the plant to around 6,000.

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— With files from The Canadian Press