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Firm inundated with job applications

19 Feb 2008

Firm inundated with job applications Jobseekers have flocked to vacancies at a new Nissan plant in Washington, Wearside, it has emerged.

Offering 800 jobs, the car maker has received more than 4,000 applications in two weeks, reports the Northern Echo.

The vacancies come as Nissan is launching a third shift to keep up demand for its new Quashqui model, the article noted.

A spokeswoman for the company noted that 8,000 people are expected to apply for the jobs - 400 of which will be permanent and 400 temporary - but that receiving 4,000 so soon was a surprise.

But she told the newspaper: "It is fantastic news as it means we will have a really good choice of workers."

"The recruitment process is still very much ongoing," the Nissan spokeswoman added.

The car manufacturer reportedly built a record 353,000 vehicles from its Quashqai, Note and Micra model ranges last year.

Recent Office for National Statistics data suggests that temporary work opportunities have remained stable but most jobs created in the last ten years have been permanent and full time, reports the Guardian.

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