Career Center Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Open late (7 p.m.) Thursday.

To get ready to apply early, you’ll need to follow these three steps:

Pre-registration includes questions such as name, address, date of birth, contact information and other information as well as FCA job requirement questions. You must answer all questions completely and honestly. If you answer incorrectly your application for early access may be denied. Once you have submitted your answers, you will receive an email asking you to create a password and select a Job Readiness event to attend. There are multiple events to choose from, located throughout the city. When you have selected a Job Readiness event to attend, you will receive a further email confirming the date, time and location of the event you have chosen to attend. You must complete all these steps and attend a Job Readiness event to be eligible for the early access application window.

Click here to Pre-Register and select a Job Readiness Event to attend.

Attend the Job Readiness Event you have chosen at the time, date and location indicated on the email you have received. At the event, Detroit at Work will provide both resources and support to help you become ready for when the early application window opens. Resources and help will include:

  • Assistance obtaining any documents you will need to complete the job application
  • Assistance with preparing to complete the application
  • Math and mechanical reasoning practice tests, as well as signing up for on-going support if required
  • Answers to any questions you may have about FCA’s jobs or what is involved in the hiring process

You must attend and complete a Job Readiness Event in order to be eligible for the early access application process. Bring your State ID or License showing a Detroit address to the Job Readiness Event.

If you don’t have a State ID or License we will provide you with information about how to get them, but we will still need you to bring some official documentation that confirms you are a Detroit resident, such as a Utility Bill, Bank Statement or Lease Agreement in your name and showing your Detroit street address. If we are unable to verify that you are a Detroit resident you may be denied access to the early access application.


After the Job Readiness Event, there will probably still be things you have to do, such as applying for a Social Security card or qualifying Photo I.D., additional math testing or support classes to improve your score, or getting proof of high-school graduation or high school equivalency. Also, if there are any things you feel you still need help with, come in to a Detroit at Work Career Center – our staff will be ready to assist you in overcoming other barriers you may have.