Volk­swa­gen to add 800 jobs at Pas­sat plant

The Washington Times Daily - - Business -

CHAT­TANOOGA | Volk­swa­gen will add 800 jobs at its Chat­tanooga, Tenn., plant to boost pro­duc­tion of the Pas­sat sedan.

The jobs will in­crease the plant’s work­force to more than 3,500 by the end of the year, the Ger­man com­pany said Thurs­day. The ad­di­tional work­ers will be used to bol­ster the ex­ist­ing two shifts at the plant, and ex­pand pro­duc­tion to Satur­day, it said.

“We’re adding a third team at this plant for a sim­ple rea­son: Cus­tomers want to buy Pas­sats,” said Jonathan Browning, the pres­i­dent and CEO of Volk­swa­gen Group of Amer­ica.

VW rolls out 35 cars an hour at the plant, which sur­passed 50,000 ve­hi­cles in Fe­bru­ary. VW built its first Pas­sat at the plant in April.

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