Country’s largest commercial vehicles maker Tata Motors is hiring over 1,650 temporary workers for its Jamshedpur plant as it looks to drive on the recovery path.
The Jamshedpur plant,where the company mainly makes heavy duty commercial vehicles,had last year disengaged over 700 temporary workers as production fell due to a severe sales slump.
“From the beginning of February we have hired over 1,650 temporary workers for our Jamshedpur plant,” a company spokesperson said.
Asked if production has increased at the plant,he said: “The plant is also functioning normally.”
The hiring of temporary workers comes on the heels of Tata Motors recording healthy commercial vehicles sales in January at 17,373 units,its highest in three months. This was,however,43 per cent down compared to the same month last year,which was at 30,530 units.
The company’s Jamshedpur plant had undergone three temporary block closures on November 6-8,November 25-29 and December 8-13 last year.
Last October,Tata Motors had ‘disengaged’ 700 temporary workers bringing down the total of such workers to 1,200 at the plant.