Toyota Announces Plans to Hire Contract Workers 1st Time in 16 Months

Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s biggest carmaker, said Tuesday it will hire about 800 temporary workers in October in view of possible production increases on the back of a gradual recovery in global car sales. It is Toyota’s first such job increase in 16 months, the automaker said in a statement, fueled by brisk-selling hybrid cars.

Forbes.com: Toyota’s Hiring?

A green shoot for the carmaker’s green car.

HONG KONG- At a time when auto manufacturers are laying off workers and shuttering plants, Toyota needs some extra manpower but only because of its greenest car.

Japan’s biggest automaker announced Monday that it plans to take on about 800 fixed-term employees in Japan in October. In a statement, Toyota (TM-news-people)  said production increases are just “possible.” Read more here

The 3rd Generation Toyota Prius Hybrid

The decision to hire such contract employees reflects gradually recovering worldwide automobile sales, encouraged by tax-incentive and subsidy programs implemented in various countries starting in the spring of this year,” the statement said. “The global recession that began in 2008 had forced Toyota to reduce production and suspend the hiring of fixed-term employees since June last year, ” it said. Read full story here

Apple CEO Steve Jobs on Stage to Launch New Product

Apple CEO Steve Jobs emcees product launch for first time since receiving liver transplant.

YAHOO Financial News Report:  Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs has returned to his showman role, taking the stage Wednesday at a product launch event for the first time since his nearly six-month-long medical leave.

US Stocks Climb on Oil, Gold Hikes

New York, Sep 9 (DPA) Major Wall Street indices gained Tuesday as price increases for oil and metals including gold fuelled a rally in commodity and energy shares.

The dollar hit a 2009 low against the euro, helping the commodity price hikes. The US currency dropped to 69.03 euro cents and 92.31 Japanese yen.  Read more here

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