Volkswagen Dealers Launch Recruiting Site to Support Hiring Surge
Despite Struggling Economy, VWDealerCareers.com Accepting Resumes for Consultant, Manager and Technician Roles for Volkswagen of America's 600 Dealerships
HERNDON, VA, Oct 04, 2012 (Menafn - MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Today, Volkswagen of America announced the official launch of itsdealer personnel recruiting site -- VWDealerCareers.com -- after asuccessful test pilot program that began in May 2012. With a 37.2percent sales increase year-to-date over prior year sales, Volkswagenof America is poised for continued growth and is supporting expansionfrom the ground up, beginning at the dealer level.
"Every day, we're barraged with messages about the weakened U.S.economy and high unemployment rates," said Jonathan Browning,President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. "WithVolkswagen's continued investment in the U.S. market, we've been ableto achieve record sales goals while increasing our workforce acrossthe US. Likewise, Volkswagen dealerships are seeing a greater needfor new employees in order to meet the growing demand for ourproducts," said Browning.
VWDealerCareers.com benefits both job seekers and Volkswagen dealersby providing a portal for prospective candidates to post theirresumes so that dealers can search for qualified applicants bylocation and job role. The site was launched in May 2012 as a pilotprogram to test the site's functionality prior to a larger,nationwide launch. Available positions range widely from sales andservice consultants to finance managers, with technicians being themost sought after candidates by VW dealers nationwide.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. unemploymentrate dropped to 8.1 percent in August 2012 and is expected to hoverat the 8 percent mark through the end of the year. While the unstablejob market remains a concern for millions of Americans, Volkswagenand its dealers are working to help close the gap in its workforcewith new hires to accommodate the rising consumer demand forVolkswagen vehicles.
About Volkswagen of America, Inc. Founded in 1955, Volkswagen ofAmerica, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is asubsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.Volkswagen's operations in the United States include research anddevelopment, parts and vehicle processing, parts distributioncenters, sales, marketing and service offices, financial servicecenters, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility inChattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen is one of the world's largestproducers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker.Volkswagen sells the Beetle, Eos, Golf, GTI, Golf R Jetta, JettaSportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan vehicles throughapproximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen ofAmerica online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.
SOURCE: Volkswagen of America, Inc.
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