- 17 Jan 2004
Toyota Motor Corp. introduced temporary workers on its production lines Thursday following a legal change last month that made it possible to do so.
"The company will hire between 500 and 1,000 temporary workers by the end of this month," Toyota spokeswoman Nami Kanda said.
The revised worker dispatch law, which took effect March 1, enables manufacturers for the first time to place temporary workers on their production lines.
The move is intended to "better cope with short-term changes in vehicle production plans," Kanda said.