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Temps make half of auto firms' staff

Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra and Tata Motors saw a rise of 5-25% in temporary and contract workers last year, making up nearly half of their manpower strength

Swaraj Baggonkar  |  Mumbai 

Automotive companies hired more temporary and contract workers last year as inconsistent demand affected production plans, forcing them to keep hiring flexible. Three of the top five companies — Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra and Tata Motors — saw a rise of 5-25 per cent in temporary and contract workers last year, making up nearly half of their personnel strength.

Tata Motors, the country’s biggest automotive company, recorded a 20 per cent jump year-on-year in hiring of temporary workers. At the same time, Tata Motors’ permanent workforce declined by 5.1 per ...

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First Published: Fri, August 19 2016. 00:50 IST
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