21 Jun '11, 5am

Toyota to hire up to 4,000 contract staff in Japan

TOKYO : Toyota on Tuesday said it planned to hire up to 4,000 contract workers in Japan as it looks to make up for lost production caused by the impact of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. "In terms of domestic output, the company expects the production will start recovering from around October, making up the delay caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake," a Toyota statement said. "In order to meet the situation, the company plans to hire 3,000 to 4,000 contract workers throughout the nation from mid-July." In doing so, Toyota will end a two-year hiatus from such hiring, the Nikkei business daily said. They will be Toyota's first new contract hires since the autumn of 2009. Amid uncertainty in the outlook on supply and sales fronts, Japanese automakers remain cautious about new full-time hires. But demand for outsourcing and temporary labour is recovering. Earlier thi...

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