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Front Page - Friday, July 22, 2022

Volkswagen formalizes Guard, Reserve support

Members of the local Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 203 present the colors during a ceremony at Volkswagen Chattanooga. - Photograph provided

Volkswagen Chattanooga recently confirmed its commitment to employees who serve in the United States Guard and Reserve units by signing a statement of employer support.

“Many of our team members have selflessly given their time for active and reserve service in the military,” says Chris Glover, CEO of Volkswagen Chattanooga. “We’re proud of these brave men and women. With this statement of support, we reinforce our commitment to the members of our team who are also members of the nation’s Guard and Reserve military units.”

The mission of the ESGR program is to increase employer support of the nation’s Guard and Reserve members by encouraging employers to act as advocates for employees participating in the military.

Volkswagen Chattanooga supports and accommodates employees with military obligations across all branches of the United States military, which include the Guard and Reserve.

Employees are offered supplemental paid leave at increasing levels depending on the type and length of leave, such as military training, public emergencies and active duty.

Volkswagen Chattanooga also complies with all federal, state and local laws that regulate military leaves of absence and does not discriminate with respect to an employee’s company standing on the basis of the employee’s military service.

At the factory, veterans and active-duty service members have the opportunity to participate in the MilVets employee resource group, which supports continued professional development.

Source: Volkswagen Chattanooga