Toyota, Peugeot Citroen denyCzech recruitment problems

21st September 2004, Comments 0 comments

PRAGUE, Sept 21 (AFP) - Management at the new TPCA joint venture car manufacturing plant being built in the Czech Republic by Toyota of Japan and PSA Peugeot Citroen of France denied Tuesday they were having difficulty recruiting workers.

PRAGUE, Sept 21 (AFP) - Management at the new TPCA joint venture car manufacturing plant being built in the Czech Republic by Toyota of Japan and PSA Peugeot Citroen of France denied Tuesday they were having difficulty recruiting workers.  

Czech daily Pravo reported Tuesday that the company was struggling to recruit enough workers. The newspaper reported that the company had been "looking in vain for workers" and that locals did not meet the needs of a modern enterprise.  

"It is absolutely untrue that we have experienced problems recruiting workers. We have now taken on 1,100 people, exactly according to our plan, and we expect to take on 3,000 people by September 2005," company spokesman Matej Matolin told AFP.  

The 1.5-billion-koruna (EUR 47.4 million, USD 58.5 million) plant, close to Kolin, 60 kilometres (40 miles) east of Prague, is due to launch production around February next year.  

Once fully up and running, the single production line will manufacture 300,000 cars per year, separately badged as Toyota, Peugeot and Citroen models.  

Matolin said the average monthly pre-tax salary of unqualified workers would be 12,000 koruna (EUR 383, USD 468).

 

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