Volkswagen hits halfway mark in 2022 hiring drive

New job fair coming up next week

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Volkswagen Chattanooga reports they have hit the half way point in their drive to hire a thousand new workers this year.

VP of human resources Burkhard Ulrich says they got a great response from their career fair in May.

“We continue to see our applicant pool grow daily, and have now reached the halfway mark in our goal to fill 1,000 new production positions by the end of this year. With continued interest and a second, larger career fair, we hope to reach our hiring goal ahead of schedule.”

The company is holding another job fair on July 7-9.

The hours will be 10 AM-3PM.

They have had to increase their hiring team and the capacity of their Lean Center to handle the number of applicants.

Volkswagen is adding information sessions to this one.

“Candidates at our previous career fair expressed great interest in learning more about Volkswagen,” said Ulrich. “By hosting the July career fair in our Academy, we will be able to introduce candidates to our state-of-the-art training center where all new team members begin their careers with us.”

They are looking for production team members for second, third and night shifts.

Pay can start at $24.40 an hour if you hit attendance bonuses.

They top out at $33 an hour.

Also, you can get a $3,000 signing bonus before October 31 and a relocation bounus of $2,500.


Volkswagen Chattanooga’s production team shifts:


Assembly, Paint, Battery, Logistics:

Days: 6 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Nights: 6 p.m. – 3:45 a.m.



Body Shop:

1st shift: 6 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

2nd  shift: 2 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

3rd shift: 10 p.m. – 6:30 a.m.


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