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Chrysler seeking up to 500 electricians to retool Windsor, Ont., plant: union

01/09/2015 03:24 EST | Updated 03/11/2015 05:59 EDT
WINDSOR, Ont. - There are jobs available at Chrysler's minivan plant in Windsor, Ont.

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers says Chrysler is looking for hundreds of electricians for a massive retooling project at the plant for the next generation minivan.

Union assistant business manager Barry Heeney says it's great news for Windsor-area members, adding that the IBEW will have to reach out to other locals across Ontario to fill the positions.

Heeney says he's not sure about other trades, but says he's heard up to 500 electricians will be required for the work, expected to last about three months while the retooling is taking place.

LouAnn Gosselin, a spokeswoman for Chrysler Canada, said the positions are being made available by one of Chrysler's contractors, not the automaker itself.

Gosselin says the construction project at the plant will last from mid-February through May.

"It's just part of general retooling when there's a product change," she said.

However, Gosselin said Chrysler cannot provide any further details about the new minivan yet.

(CKLW, The Canadian Press)