published Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

VW creating 200 new jobs at Chattanooga plant

Annette Reeves works at the Volkswagen plant in this file photo.
Annette Reeves works at the Volkswagen plant in this file photo.
Photo by Angela Lewis.
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Volkswagen plans to create 200 new jobs at its Chattanooga plant as it bolsters production from 31 to 35 cars per hour, according to the automaker.

The new jobs will be integrated into VW’s current two-shift operation and filled by full-time employees, an official said in a news release.

“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 for VW in Chattanooga. “Now, we are excited to have 200 more people join our team.”

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

See Wednesday’s Times Free Press for full story.

about Mike Pare...

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 ...

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