VW conducting national search to fill Tenn. jobs

By ERIK SCHELZIG
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Volkswagen is conducting a national search to fill the most specialized of 1,000 new jobs at its Chattanooga plant.

The German automaker said Monday that it is using a national print and online advertising campaign to fill specialty positions, including maintenance technicians, manufacturing engineers and logistics supervisors.

Officials stress that VW seeks to hire locally as much as possible but the specialized experience needed for the new jobs requires casting a wider net. The ads make Chattanooga a selling point, calling it “1 of America's most up & coming towns.”

Volkswagen AG, the world's second-largest car company, began building Passats at the $1 billion plant a year ago. The company is adding a third team to boost weekly plant operations to 120 hours, up 40 hours from current levels.

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