Executives at Volkswagen say they prefer to hire former fast food workers.
The German automaker says most of the 3,350 workers at its plant near Chattanooga, Tennessee are from the fast food industry because they are "inexperienced" at assembly-line work and they know standardized work.
Company officials say they want to avoid hiring former assembly-line workers who may have developed "bad habits" at other manufacturing jobs.
Most workers start at $14 dollars an hour plus benefits and get six weeks of training in the Volkswagen Academy.
The company says it just finished its latest phase of hiring.