Volkswagen Dealers Launch Recruiting Site to Support Hiring

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 -- (Marketwire) -- 10/04/12 --  Today, Volkswagen of
America announced the official launch of its dealer personnel
recruiting site -- VWDealerCareers.com -- after a successful test
pilot program that began in May 2012. With a 37.2 percent sales
increase year-to-date over prior year sales, Volkswagen of America is
poised for continued growth and is supporting expansion from 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. "With
Volkswagen's continued investment in the U.S. market, we've been able
to achieve record sales goals while increasing our workforce across
the US. Likewise, Volkswagen dealerships are seeing a greater need
for new employees in order to meet the growing demand for our
products," said Browning. 
VWDealerCareers.com benefits both job seekers and Volkswagen dealers
by providing a portal for prospective candidates to post their
resumes so that dealers can search for qualified applicants by
location and job role. The site was launched in May 2012 as a pilot
program to test the site's functionality prior to a larger,
nationwide launch. Available positions range widely from sales and
service consultants to finance managers, with technicians being the
most sought after candidates by VW dealers nationwide. 
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. unemployment
rate dropped to 8.1 percent in August 2012 and is expected to hover
at the 8 percent mark through the end of the year. While the unstable
job market remains a concern for millions of Americans, Volkswagen
and its dealers are working to help close the gap in its workforce
with new hires to accommodate the rising consumer demand for
Volkswagen vehicles. 
About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
 Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of
America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a
subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Volkswagen's operations in the United States include research and
development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution
centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service
centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in
Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest
producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker.
Volkswagen sells the Beetle, Eos, Golf, GTI, Golf R Jetta, Jetta
SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan vehicles through
approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of
America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more. 
CONTACT:
Jeannine Ginivan 
703-364-7816
Jeannine.Ginivan@vw.com