Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Volkswagen of America, Inc. Named "101 Best and Brightest Companies"

Text from Volkswagen of America.
VW receives special honor for outstanding employee compensation/benefit program

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – For the fourth consecutive year, Volkswagen of America, Inc. has been recognized as one of Metropolitan Detroit’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.”

The automaker was also honored as an “Elite Winner” for Compensation and Benefits at a recent awards luncheon, sponsored by the Michigan Business and Professional Association at the Conference and Events Center in Dearborn.

In 2002, Volkswagen of America, Inc. also received the Elite award for Compensation and Benefits; in 2003 it was recognized for Strategic Planning and Integration; and, in 2004, for Work-Life Balance.

“Our people are our most valued asset, and we continually strive to uphold superior employment practices,” said Mike Beamish, executive director of human resources, Volkswagen of America, Inc.

The “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” awards were established to honor those companies in each market that recognize employees as their greatest asset. These are companies that work with imagination and conviction to create organizational value and business results through their policies and Best Practices in human resource management.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. Volkswagen of America and its affiliates employ approximately 3,000 people in the United States and are responsible for the sale and service of Audi, Bentley, and Volkswagen products through retail networks comprising in total more than 900 independent U.S. dealers.

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