Toyota Motor Corp. has increased staffing levels at its Japanese sites to meet increased demand, company officials said Wednesday (5/7/00).

Of the 2,900 temporary workers to be drafted in by September, 2,400 will be seasonal workers. The remaining 500 posts will be filled with staff from companies outside Toyota.

Strong demand for Toyota`s Vitz model alongside planned model changes to its Corolla and Mark II are said to be factors behind the increase.