If you want to work for Porsche now is a great time to take send in your resume. Starting today, in preparation for production of the new Macan, Porsche is planning on hiring 1000 production workers for permanent positions at their plant in Leipzig.
“We have a new addition to our model family – now we're looking for qualified and highly motivated people in production for the realization of our ambitious goals. We want employees with petrol in their blood,” said Dr. Oliver Blume, Member of the Executive Board Production and Logistics of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, before media representatives in the new Leipzig body shop today.
Even though the search doesn't officially start until today, Porsche's Siegfried Bülow, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche Leipzig GmbH, states there is already tremendous interest.
“The interest in a job with Porsche is enormous. We have received 16,500 applications already, even though the big search for staff starts officially only today. The facts speak their own language: attractive environment and a emotional product. Moreover, the jobs here are future-proof, because in Leipzig all signs point to growth,” Siegfried Bülow, Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche Leipzig GmbH, emphasized in his speech. Porsche AG is investing around 500 million euro in the conversion of the location into a fully-fledged plant with its own paint shop and body assembly hall. It's the biggest construction project in the history of the sports car maker. Siegfried Bülow on the status of the construction: “The buildings are ready and are water-proof, and the machines are being installed. The first test body was made a few days ago. In the summer, we will commission the new paint shop, so the first customer vehicle will roll off the assembly line at the end of the year. The schedule is a challenge, and the plant extension a truly mammoth task. But we are going all out for it.”
Currently Porsche employes 1,150 at their plant in Leipzig. This new hiring initiative will double their workforce. If you're interested in learning more or want to apply for one of these positions check out the official web-site at www.porsche-leipzig.com/personal.
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