updated: 8/27/2012 12:52:23 PM
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Inc. is planning to hire around 240 new production workers by the end of November. They are part of previously announced plans to bring on 400 employees through a $400 million expansion. The remaining positions are expected to be filled next year.
August 27, 2012
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana plans to have about 240 new production team members by the end of November to support next year’s increased Highlander sport utility vehicle production.
Toyota announced earlier this year that 400 additional team members would be needed for the $400 million expansion to build the Highlander Hybrid, as well as models for export to the Russian and Australian regions and to meet increasing demand for the Highlander in North America. The balance of the 400 will be hired next year.
“The coming year will be very busy as we prepare our plant, our team members and new hires to build the different variations of the Highlander,” said TMMI President Norm Bafunno. “Additional staffing now will help us meet those challenges.”
The hiring began this month. New Toyota team members are drawn from the variable workforce provided by Aerotek to work at Toyota. Those variable workforce positions will be backfilled.
Aerotek recently enhanced wages and benefits for its employees assigned to TMMI, and extended the maximum assignment terms. Applicants interested in Aerotek production positions can apply at www.aerotekin.com. Skilled maintenance positions are also available and can be viewed at www.toyota.com/jobs.
About Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana began production in Princeton, Ind., in 1998. Today, TMMI employs about 4,100 team members from the Tri-State. Team members produce the Sequoia full-size sport utility vehicle, Sienna minivan and Highlander midsize sport utility vehicle. Toyota’s total investment in TMMI is $3.8 billion.
TMMI has paid more than $63 million in local property taxes since 1997 and donated more than $13 million since 1996 to local community organizations. TMMI has been a zero landfill facility since May 2005.
Those interested in taking a tour of the plant may call the Visitors Center at 888-696-8211 or go online at www.tourtoyotaindiana.com to request a reservation.
Source: Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana