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– They join the 600 workers hired by SEAT in 2014
– Greater demand for the Ibiza and the Audi Q3
SEAT is poised to hire 233 temporary workers at the Martorell facilities. The new recruits will join the company next week to cope with a one-off increase in demand for the SEAT Ibiza and the Audi Q3.
This new spate of workers join the more than 550 people hired by SEAT throughout 2014, most of these in January, because the number of shifts on production Line 2 increased to three as a result of growing market demand for the Leon. In October, 200 of these employees signed a contract with SEAT. Agreements reached with labour unions to hire temporary workers to cover increased production volumes provide that SEAT must give recruitment priority to temporary workers who had previously worked in the company.
In July, the 45 members of the first graduating class of apprentices in SEAT’s new dual system vocational training programme were also hired by the company. SEAT Vice-President for Human Resources, Josef Schelchshorn, pointed out that “so far this year, SEAT has already hired more than 800 workers”.
SEAT’s global sales grew by 10.5% from January to October to reach a total of 326,000 units sold. The increase is due to the sales success of SEAT models in Central and Eastern Europe, where orders went up by 50.5% in the first ten months of the year.