Kia has announced that 1,000 new workers will be hired at its European production facility in Slovakia as the carmaker adds another production shift to meet the growing demand for its models.
The company said the third production shift at its Zilina plant will be in place by the first quarter of next year, with the recruitment process set to be completed by December.
Paul Philpott, chief operating officer at Kia Motors Europe, said: "The creation of the third shift at Zilina is the latest step in Kia's long-term process of building cars locally to best meet local consumers' needs and tastes.
"Strong demand for all our models and especially our new Sportage compact SUV, made here in Europe, means we need to significantly increase production at our Slovakia facility."
Kia manufactures the Sportage, the Venga MPV and the cee'd family at its ultra-modern Zilina site.
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