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Front Page - Friday, May 27, 2022

VW Chattanooga announces $3K bonuses, new hires

To recognize the efforts of its production team as it prepares for electric vehicle assembly, Volkswagen Chattanooga is giving all of its production and maintenance team members and team leaders a $3,000 bonus.

Additionally, the company will offer a $3,000 signing bonus to production and maintenance team members hired May 16-Oct. 31.

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

Volkswagen Chattanooga plans to add a third shift to its operations in October to help meet customer demand for the Volkswagen Atlas, Atlas Cross Sport and ID.4. The company aims to hire 1,000 new production team members by the end of this year.

In addition to a $3,000 signing bonus, candidates who relocate to join Volkswagen’s production team will be eligible for a $2,500 stipend. Stipend eligibility is based on IRS regulations.

“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,” Ulrich says. “We’ve also increased our employee referral incentive from $300 to $500. Our team members have referred some of our best hires to us.”

Volkswagen Chattanooga is hiring production team members primarily for second and third shifts. The starting hourly rate for those shifts is $24.40, which includes shift premium and perfect attendance bonus. With wage progression, top-out rates can reach $33 per hour. These are direct hire positions for those with relevant experience.


Source: Volkswagen Chattanooga