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Carmakers hiring thousands

THOUGH predictions for economic growth in eurozone countries are not very optimistic, automotive companies seem to be having no problems offering jobs to new employees, the Sme daily reported.

THOUGH predictions for economic growth in eurozone countries are not very optimistic, automotive companies seem to be having no problems offering jobs to new employees, the Sme daily reported.



At the end of September Žilina-based Kia Motors Slovakia started hiring 1,000 new employees who will contribute to production of its new Kia Venga model.

“New jobs will be created in production especially, and will be suitable for candidates with a technical education and work experience,” said Kia spokesperson Dušan Dvořák, as quoted by the TASR newswire. He added that the recruitment process would last until the end of 2011. Kia also plans to launch production of another new model, thanks to which it will be able to start three shifts per day from the first quarter of 2012.

Meanwhile, Volkswagen in Bratislava announced that it will hire 1,500 new people to work on production of its New Small Family range of cars.

However, analyst for UniCredit Bank Dávid Dereník warned that the economists foresee a worsening of the wider economic situation and said it is possible that the automotive industry will face several problems.


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