Volkswagen announces $3000 bonus for workers and new hires

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Volkswagen Chattanooga announces pay and signing boosts for their employees.

They are offering a $3000 bonus to all production and maintenance workers.

The company also will give the bonus to anyone hired between May 16 and October 31. (And they’ll add $2,500 for people who move here to take a job… eligibility is based on IRS regulations)

Volkswagen Chattanooga has been adding jobs to produce new electric vehicles, but, like everyone else, is having trouble finding the workers.

“We intend to be the top manufacturing employer in the area,” said Burkhard Ulrich, vice president of human resources at Volkswagen Chattanooga. “The appreciation bonus for our production and maintenance team members is well-deserved. We are on track for the start of ID.4 assembly this summer, a clear testament to our team’s dedication.”

The plant will add a third shift in October to build the Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport and ID.4.

Their goal is to add 1,000 new production team members by the end of the year.

“As we grow our team to help meet customer demand and implement a third shift, we believe the signing bonus and relocation stipend will help us become an even more attractive employer in the region,” said Ulrich. “We’ve also increased our employee referral incentive from $300 to $500. For us, this was an easy decision; some of our best hires have been referred by our team members.”

The company is mainly looking for second, third and night shift workers.

The starting rate is $24.40 an hour and tops out at $33 an hour.

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