500 jobs to be created alongside plant
Posted: Monday, February 8, 2010 11:10 am
By: The Associated Press
The Messenger 02.08.10
CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Five hundred new jobs will be created at Volkswagen’s supplier park that will be built alongside the German automaker’s new assembly plant in Chattanooga.
The chief executive of VW’s Chattanooga operations, Frank Fischer, announced the 500 jobs at a Friday news conference where he said the $1 billion assembly plant and plans to start production of a new mid-sized sedan next year are “completely on track.”
He said VW so far has hired about 350 of the projected 2,000 employees at the plant.
He said most applicants hired so far are from Tennessee.
Fischer said in announcing the 500 supplier park jobs that there are six suppliers so far.
He declined to identify them or to give a timetable for those hirings.
Fischer also declined to say when the new mid-sized sedan will be shown.