Chattanooga Closes in on Hiring Goals

Chattanooga Team Members

Chattanooga Team Members

The Chattanooga plant is excited to have reached the homestretch of its plan to hire and train more than 2,000 employees. The plant passed the 1,500-employee mark, all of whom will be responsible for building the 2011 Passat. In fact, in total, the Chattanooga Operations now employs 1,516 people. As a result, the company is three-quarters of the way to its final goal.

“We are on schedule with our hiring plan,” said Hans-Herbert Jagla, Executive Vice President of Human Resources. “The workforce that we have hired has been very trainable, extremely capable and most of all, passionate about the quality of their work. I am very confident that we will find these same characteristics as we continue the hiring process,”

The current production workforce, which consists of 674 employees, has already produced the first 500 new 2011 Passat vehicles. As the plant reaches full production throughout 2011, the Chattanooga Operations will continue hiring employees. In fact, there have already been a total of 75 new hire orientation classes that take place in the cutting edge Volkswagen Academy.

Don Jackson, president of manufacturing said,  “Our training program immerses our team members in the Volkswagen Passion for Detail. The men and women that build the new Passat are producing excellent products here in Chattanooga.”

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Wilhemina Johnson March 17, 2011 at 2:12 pm

I’ve applied at the plant website I was a former Team Leader for Saturn in SpringHill,Tn. They keep sending me the notice that they are still looking at my app. And it will still be a while is it just for the people that stay in Chattanooga ?


Debra Gann July 11, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I’m looking for administrative opportunities at the Chattanooga, TN location.


patricia Shelton July 27, 2011 at 11:09 am

Would be very interested information about your plant in Chattanooga, Tn.
and any info on jobs at this time or in future. Needless to say I have owned
two VWs and very pleased with them. I like the idea working and knowing
the product is not just a style but remarkable. I have had experience in plant
on a line. And small detail work also with production work established.
I am living in GATLINBURG, TN. presently and may sell my home if
opportunity came my way.


Sharon Little October 18, 2011 at 9:23 pm

How do I apply for a job on line?


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