Hiring event set Wednesday for workers laid off from Chrysler plant

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A hiring event aims to help out workers recently laid off or facing layoff from the Belvidere Chrysler Plant.

The Workforce Connection is hosting the hiring event from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Chrysler plant in Belvidere.

Employers will be at UAW hall and highlight opportunities from nearly 40 companies.

A spokesperson from FIAT Chrysler announced the Chrysler Plant would eliminate the C-shift on May 6. Nearly 1,400 workers are expected to lose jobs from the change.

The event is only open to those laid off from the Chrysler Plant, and not the general public.