VW creating 200 new jobs at Chattanooga plant

VW creating 200 new jobs at Chattanooga plant

January 31st, 2012 by Mike Pare in News

Annette Reeves works at the Volkswagen plant in this file photo.

Photo by Angela Lewis/Times Free Press.

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.