Volkswagen increases their workforce to 2500 in Tennessee

Increased demand all through 2011 and January 2012 has caused management of Volkswagen to do a rethink where production figures are concerned. The Volkswagen plant at Chattanooga, Tennessee has added over 200 workforce to their existing 2000 workers. This takes the total full time and part time workers to 2500 strong. The reason for these additional workers is due to the fact that Volkswagen Passat is gaining in importance which has resulted in the company increasing production.

Production at the Chattanooga plant will increase. Volkswagen plant which till date has been rolling out 31 vehicles per hour will now increase production to 35 vehicles per hour. This increase in production which will also result in VW dealers selling more of the much in demand Passat sedan. Volkswagen received overwhelming response all through 2011 and the first month of 2012 and this has boosted their enthusiasm to ensure that factory output increases while retail sales outlets continue to do brisk business. Besides workers, the company is also taking on more supervisors and engineers to effect speedier production.

Press Release

Chattanooga, Tenn – Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations, LLC today announced the company is creating 200 new jobs at its Tennessee manufacturing facility.

The positions are needed as Volkswagen Chattanooga increases production capacity from 31 to 35 cars per hour. The new jobs will be integrated into Volkswagen’s current two-shift operation and filled by full-time Volkswagen employees.

“We have had good success hiring local people who can work together as a team to build our cars safely and with the highest quality,” said Hans-Herbert Jagla, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC. “Now, we are excited to have 200 more people join our team.”

The Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga currently employs more than 2,500 people, about 2,000 by Volkswagen and additional 500 by Aerotek, the company’s staffing partner.

“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.”

Applicants for production positions must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and have legal authorization to work in the U.S. Interested candidates can apply online with Aerotek at Aerotek will select candidates to move to the assessment process, including practical hands-on testing.

Candidates for professional positions like Production Supervisors, Engineers, and IT Specialists should apply online with Volkswagen at