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VW adding 800 new jobs to Chattanooga manufacturing facility

Volkswagen has announced that it will be adding jobs to its Chattanooga Operations adding an additional 800 new jobs to the Tennessee manufacturing facility. Great news for Tennessee and consumers looking to buy the VW Passat.


The positions are needed as the Volkswagen Chattanooga plant continues to ramp up capacity to meet customer demand for the new US built VW Passat. This is in addition to the announcement earlier this year of 200 additional jobs being added at the Chattanooga plant, bringing the total new job count in 2012 to 1,000. Currently the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga employs more than 2,700 people.

“This is a clear sign that the plant ramp-up has been successful and is a validation that the Passat is of the highest quality,” said Frank Fischer, CEO and Chairman of Volkswagen Chattanooga. “Our plant was designed to be flexible in order to respond to market demand and I’m proud that we’ve achieved this so quickly. This is a good day for Volkswagen and for the people of Chattanooga,” Fischer added.

The plant has been working daily overtime to meet the market demand of the new VW Passat. The new positions at the plant will extend its weekly production capacity at the same time reducing the amount of overtime work for the existing team members.

“Quite plainly, we need more Passats to meet the market demand and I’m glad that we can respond so quickly by adding staff in Chattanooga,”said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America.

“We came to Tennessee with a commitment to hire 2,000 people and we are proud that we are now growing our team to over 3,000.” added Hans-Herbert Jagla, Executive Vice President of Human Resources.

The person who is most pleased with the announcement of the additional jobs at the Chattanooga plant would be the Governor of Tennessee, Bill Haslam. “The partnership between Tennessee and Volkswagen has been beneficial to both and serves as the perfect example of the private sector and the public sector working together,” said Governor Haslam.

The plant, the world’s only LEED certified Platinum factory, opened in May of 2011 and builds the new 2012 VW Passat, which was named the Motor Trend Car of the Year and has earned several other auto industry awards, including being ranked as the “Best Family Car of 2012,” by Kelley Blue Book.

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