Workers at the former Martinrea Fabco auto parts factory in south Windsor are getting first dibs at open Chrysler jobs.
Dino Chiodo, president of CAW Local 444, said more than 25 former employees will be interviewed for positions that are opening up.
"They'll be going through a seniority process, where they are brought into Windsor Assembly Plant, interviewed and basically given the opportunity to work as a new employee," Chiodo said. "This goes back a few years ago, talking about Chrysler trying to provide opportunities, or at least provide gainful employment for these employees."
Twenty-six former Martinrea Fabco workers were hired by Chrysler earlier.
Chiodo said it's a bit of good news with the area still having one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.
Martinrea Fabco on Division Road closed in 2010. The plant employed 130 workers.
CAW Local 195 represented the workers. A close-out agreement included a 15-month benefits package for the out-of-work employees.
The company said it closed the factory because it was not cost competitive.