Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations, LLC recently announced the company is creating 200 new jobs at its Tennessee manufacturing facility. The positions are needed as Volkswagen Chattanooga increases production capacity from 31 to 35 cars per hour. The new jobs will be integrated into Volkswagen's current two-shift operation and filled by full-time Volkswagen employees.

"We have had good success hiring local people who can work together as a team to build our cars safely and with the highest quality," said Hans-Herbert Jagla, executive vice president of human resources, Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations, LLC. "Now, we are excited to have 200 more people join our team."

The Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga currently employs more than 2,500 people, about 2,000 by Volkswagen and additional 500 by Aerotek, the company's staffing partner.

"These 200 new positions are all full-time Volkswagen jobs," said Ryan Rose, general manager of human resources. "We will use this opportunity to hire many of our current Aerotek contract employees. So, Aerotek will be recruiting to fill full-time contract production positions that will open up as a result. We will also be hiring additional supervisors and engineers, so there are a lot of opportunities."

The Chattanooga manufacturing facility builds the 2012 Passat sedan and is the only LEED Platinum-certified car plant worldwide. For more information, visit www.volkswagengroupamerica.com.