Mercedes Adding Jobs to Build. . .Semis

While “Mercedes” and “luxury cars” may seem to be terms that are essentially one in the same, it is worth noting that the company also produces big rigs.

While “Mercedes” and “luxury cars” may seem to be terms that are essentially one in the same, it is worth noting that the company also produces big rigs. Plenty of them.

The Mercedes plant in Wörth, Germany, for example, produces a wide range of trucks, from the Actros to the Unimog. The 480,000-sq. meter facility has some 11,000 employees, and the company has recently announced that in preparation for the production of the new Actros model, which will launch in September, it is adding as many as 1,000 employees to the staff.

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According to Mercedes, there are so many orders for the Actros that they’re going to be running shifts on Saturday, which is decidedly unusual.

Said plant manager Yaris Pürsün, “The hiring of up to 1,000 new employees marks an important step in our preparations for the production launch of the new Actros. We’ve been working at full speed on the production launch for months now, and it’s a huge challenge for the entire team. I’m proud that every employee here has shown dedication and made a personal contribution to supporting our quality claim of ‘Trucks you can trust.’”

In addition to trusty trucks, the addition of workers at a plant that makes trucks for commercial carriers and the like could indicate that there is some economic growth occurring in Europe that tends to get overshadowed by discussions of debt crises.

(If, incidentally, you’re interested in the possibility of a job there, you can check it out here.)