Volkswagen Chattanooga to Hire 800 to Meet Growing Demand
| Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations announced today that the company is creating an additional 800 new jobs at its Tennessee manufacturing facility.
The positions are needed as Volkswagen Chattanooga continues to ramp up capacity to meet customer demand for the new U.S.-produced Passat. This comes on top of an announcement earlier this year of 200 additional jobs at the Chattanooga plant, bringing the total new jobs in 2012 to 1,000.
'This is a clear sign that the plant ramp-up has been successful and is a validation that the Passat is of the highest quality,' said Frank Fischer, CEO and Chairman of Volkswagen Chattanooga. 'Our plant was designed to be flexible in order to respond to market demand and I'm proud that we've achieved this so quickly. This is a good day for Volkswagen and for the people of Chattanooga,' Fischer said.
The Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga currently employs more than 2,700 people, about 2,200 by Volkswagen and an additional 500 by Aerotek, the company's staffing partner.
| Volkswagen Chattanooga Builds 250,000Th Passat SedanChattanooga, Tenn. - Volkswagen Chattanooga announced today that its workforce has produced the 250,000th Passat midsized sedan.|
The car, produced in Volkswagen's LEED Platinum-certified factory, is Night Blue with black leather interior. It is powered by Volkswagen's high-mileage TDI clean-diesel engine and features navigation, a sunroof and 18-inch alloy wheels. It also offers the amazing sonic experience provided by the Volkswagen Fender premium audio system.
'Two years ago our....
| VOLKSWAGEN CHATTANOOGA ANNUAL ECONOMIC IMPACT ON TENNESSEE: $643 MILLIONUniversity of Tennessee at Knoxville Study Reports the 2012 Economic Impact of the Chattanooga Plant|
Chattanooga, Tenn. - A University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK) research study released today shows that Volkswagen Chattanooga activities
◾created 12,400 full-time jobs at Volkswagen, at suppliers and in the economy
◾are responsible for $643.1 million in annual income
◾increase state and local tax revenue by $53.5 million annually.
The UTK study states that of the 12,400 full-....