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Lack Of Engineers Threatens Pace Of New Car Development

Despite the sluggishness of some major economies, German car manufacturers are not quite feeling the pinch these days, as sales of the top three car makers are surging in developing markets. To this end, research and development programs are being expanded, but herein lies the snag. It seems that there is a shortage of engineers in Germany itself and this, coupled with an aging workforce, is causing worry for the manufacturers. In fact, 30% of German companies now view the lack of skilled workers as a serious business risk. For car manufacturers, the lack will mean hampering research and development. To this end, Daimler and its rivals are looking to… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Set to Add 10,000 People to its Workforce

Thanks to great success in 2010 and with the company’s big plans for 2011, Daimler is planning some massive expansion—namely, adding some 10,000 employees to its global workforce to help guarantee continued growth. In its home country of Germany alone, the company is set to take on an additional 4,000 people. Some 6,700 skilled workers along with 700 graduates are going to be directly recruited. The company will also take in some 1,900 apprentices and another 600 trainees are slotted for its CAReer trainee program. “As the inventor of the automobile, we intend to be at the forefront of shaping the transformation of our industry,” said Daimler member of the… Continue Reading »

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