Skip to comments.Volkswagen has over 65,000 applications for jobs at new plant
Posted on 11/16/2009 8:04:28 PM PST by MamaDearest
Volkswagen has received more than 65,000 applications in total as the company closed its application line for production team member positions on Sunday.
During the three-week period since Oct. 26, more than 35,000 people applied for production team member positions at Volkswagens new production plant which will go into operation in 2011.
In addition, the company has received approximately 30,000 applications for skilled maintenance and professional positions to date.
We are overwhelmed by the response and we are very satisfied with the result. It gives us the confidence that we will be able to hire all the capable and flexible people we need to build our cars safely and with the highest quality, said Hans-Herbert Jagla, executive vice president of human resources, Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC. These production team members will make up the majority of our 2,000-plus workforce here in Chattanooga and are the key to the successful launch of our new plant in 2011.
As the next step we will begin the assessment process to select our local production team members from the applicants, said Ryan Rose, general manager of human resources for the Chattanooga Operations. We ask all applicants to be patient, as we begin the hiring for the first positions in spring 2010 and will continue into 2011.
Volkswagen Group of America Inc. will invest $1 billion in the local economy for the Chattanooga plant and create 2,000 direct jobs in the region. According to independent studies, the new Volkswagen plant is expected to generate $12 billion in income growth and an additional 9,500 jobs over the life of the project. The Chattanooga plant will build a new midsize sedan specially designed for the North American market. Approximately 30 percent of these cars will be powered by Volkswagen's TDI Clean Diesel Technology.
I blame globalism.
If VW keeps the UAW scum out of their factories then they will do very well.
Only 2,000 jobs...
And we paid millions TO THEM to entice them here...
Buying jobs never works in the long run, ten years from now it will probably be a tax payers bailout.
But how does that number of applications compare to years past?
Bob Corcker was breaking his neck to get an aquto compny here so he could be a “hero”
Several US companies said No...
So bob gave away the farm...
We were told we were to kiss his liberal butt for the privilege of paying out all those millions to VW...
Adding insult to injury...
Bob Corker is such a illegal alien loving and hiring big government liberal...
He sent word that we were to stopp calling him during the AMNESTY Bill a couplke of years ago...
What a traitor...
Dont blame me...I never voted for him...
I voted for Ed Bryant in the primary and wrote in Ed in Nov..
I have never voted for his sweetheart, Lamar either...
Most car companies here in Tennessee have always been taking apps, interviewing and hiring. They never stopped because they always had openings and could never find enough folks to fill them, up until a year or so ago.
Considering the alternative is to tax the hell out of them to ensure they never setup shop to begin with, I'd say it's a good trade-off.
RE: UAW out?
Volkswagen to Shut (Union Labor) U.S. Plant
By JOHN HOLUSHA, New York Times
November 21, 1987
Volkswagen, the first foreign automobile company to build cars in the United States since the end of World War II, announced today that it will close its American assembly plant by next autumn.
The company said the plant, at New Stanton in southwestern Pennsylvania, had been losing money for five years. Because of sluggish sales and intensified competition in the small-car market, the operation offered little hope of becoming profitable, Volkswagen said.
Analysts and auto industry executives said that the closing, which will eliminate 2,500 jobs at the Westmoreland County plant, was part of a realignment under way in the American auto industry because of rising auto imports and the establishment of Japanese-owned plants in this country.
“If VW keeps the UAW scum out of their factories then they will do very well.”
You’re right. I think that Tennessee has the freedom to not join a union in effect.