Sunderland, England (ots/PRNewswire) - Nissan's Sunderland Plant
is to create 180 new permanent posts to help meet demand for its
The Qashqai, launched in March 2007, has already sold more than
70,000 units across Europe. And in July GBP2.4 million was invested
in the plant to boost production of the hatchback/SUV crossover by
Now 180 manufacturing staff, currently working at the plant on
fixed-term temporary contracts, will be offered full-time permanent
jobs with Nissan.
Danny Griffiths, Nissan Personnel Director, said: "Typically we
retain a certain number of staff on fixed-term contracts to give us a
degree of operational flexibility and allow us to match production to
"Qashqai's continuing strong performance across all major markets
puts us in the welcome position of being able to offer a significant
number of these temporary employees a permanent contract at the
"We will continue to review our staffing requirement on an ongoing
basis and look to offer further permanent contracts as the business
Including today's announcement, Nissan has made 440 temporary
staff permanent in the last two years.
Around 850 Qashqai's roll off the Sunderland production line each
day and, earlier this month, Sunderland produced its 100,000th unit.
ots Originaltext: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
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