Toyota Motor has said it plans to recruit 1,200 people for the 2010 business year starting in April, but will not hire clerical staff due to uncertain economic conditions.

Hiring is down 12% from fiscal 2009 when Toyota recruited 1,376 people including clerical staff, Kyodo News said, and is comparable with the level seen in fiscal 1994 after the collapse of the bubble economy, although conditions differ slightly each year depending on recruitment of mid-career employees.

Toyota plans to stem personnel costs in the face of declining sales amid massive global recalls of its vehicles.

For the next fiscal year, it is planning to hire a total of 460 administrative and engineering staff, falling below the 516 people recruited in fiscal 2009.

The company expects to hire 500 technical personnel, about the same as in fiscal 2009. It will recruit 240 people to enroll at a Toyota training academy for technical skills, topping the 213 people enrolled in fiscal 2009.

It will be the second consecutive year for Toyota to cut recruitment.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

Rival Honda Motor also plans to reduce the recruitment of new graduates for spring 2011 by about 30%.