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Front Page - Friday, March 13, 2020

Volkswagen to recruit 600 new production team members

Volkswagen Chattanooga wants to hire up to 600 production employees during the next three months. - Photograph provided

Volkswagen Chattanooga is aiming to hire up to 600 production employees during the next three months. This is the first time since 2009 the company is accepting applications for production employees directly versus through a staffing agency.

Volkswagen will accept applications March 23-June 30 for production positions and select candidates to move to the assessment process.

The company will hire primarily for second and third shifts. The starting hourly pay for those shifts is $19.

With overtime, bonus and shift differential, Volkswagen Chattanooga production employees have an earning potential of around $46 per hour.

Volkswagen employees are eligible for a benefits package that includes medical and dental plans, life insurance and retirement savings.

Positions will be open in many areas of the plant, including body shop, assembly, paint, quality and logistics.

Hiring process requirements include a medical screening, work assessments, a hair drug test and a background check. Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, and have legal authorization to work in the U.S.

In addition to hiring approximately 600 new production employees, Volkswagen is converting production contractors to Volkswagen employees. The company converted 54 production contractors in February and will continue to convert production contractors throughout the year once they become eligible.

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Source: Volkswagen Chattanooga