Vw to create 200 jobs at its Chattanooga plant to cope with the demand

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 2, 2012

Two hundred jobs will be created at Volkswagen AG’s new plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., under its plan to increase its production volume for the VW Passat by 13%. From 31 redesigned Passats every hour, the plant intends to produce 35 units hourly. VW asserted that the new jobs will be included in the two shifts at the plants and will represent full-time employment. The facility currently has a staff of 2,000 workers while 500 are employed by Aerotek, its staffing partner.

Volkswagen said that it is looking for people to be placed in production as well as those who would serve as its engineers and supervisors.

The plant, which cost $1 billion to build, is at the center of a plan to increase the yearly sales of the VW brand in the U.S. to 800,000 by the year 2018. Last year, its sales reached 324,402 units, about 26% higher than the 256,830 units sold in 2010. The overall market had a 10% increase.

“These 200 new positions are all full-time Volkswagen jobs ,” said Ryan Rose, General Manager of Human Resources. “We will use this opportunity to hire many of our current Aerotek contract employees. So, Aerotek will be recruiting to fill full-time contract production positions that will open up as a result.We will also be hiring additional supervisors and engineers – so there are a lot of opportunities.”

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