Shift Changes: Volkswagen Chattanooga to hire 800 new workers
Volkswagen Group of America's Chattanooga Operations announced today that the company is creating an additional 800 new jobs at its Tennessee manufacturing facility.
These jobs were created as a result of growing demand for the new U.S.-made Passat, and will add to the 200 new positions added at the plant earlier in the year.
"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, in a statement. "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.
According to Volkswagen, the Chattanooga plant currently employs more than 2,700 people-- roughly 2,200 by Volkswagen and an additional 500 by Aerotek, the company's staffing partner.
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