Toyota Plans to Up Hirings in 2005

Toyota, heading for a fourth year of record earnings, is gaining from making environmentally friendly vehicles such as the Prius gasoline-electric hybrid and from consistently high rankings in quality surveys.

Published: 16-Mar-2004

TOKYO, MARCH 15:  Toyota Motor Corporation, Asia’s largest automaker, said it plans to hire 6.8 per cent more new recruits to start working in the year starting April 1, 2005, than in the previous year.

The maker of Corolla and Camry Sedans will hire 2,030 new employees in the year, compared with 1,900 in the business year starting next month.

Next year’s number will exceed 2,000 for the first time in six years. Toyota’s largest ever number of new hires was 4,736 in the year started April 1986. The automaker predicts global unit sales will rise four per cent in 2004 to a record 6.3 million, as new models and more overseas output help increase market share.

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