Volkswagen has hired the first group of production workers for its new plant this week. All 22 workers are from Hamilton County, according to the automaker.
“The hiring of our first production team members is another important milestone in this project,” said Hans-Herbert Jagla, executive vice president of human resources for VW in Chattanooga. “As we have said from the beginning, we prioritize hiring as close to the plant as possible. It just makes good sense.”
The group will spend three weeks in VW orientation classes, which serve as an introduction to its products, culture and efficient manufacturing practices. The second group of production workers to be hired will begin the process next week and made up of residents from Hamilton County.
Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...