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Daimler hires 1000th employee at plant to open in Hungary next year

German vehicle manufacturer Daimler has raised the number of workers employed at its plant scheduled to open in Hungary next year to 1,000 from 700 at the end of 2010, Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary CEO Frank Klein said on Tuesday.

German vehicle manufacturer Daimler has raised the number of workers employed at its plant scheduled to open in Hungary next year to 1,000 from 700 at the end of 2010, Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary CEO Frank Klein said on Tuesday.

Klein said that Daimler would double the number of workers employed at the plant in Kecskemét (C Hungary) to 2,000 by the end of this year.

Daimler plans to manufacture its first pre-production test car at the plant this fall and begin market production in the first quarter of 2012. The company plans to eventually employ 2,500 workers at the plant, where it will make next-generation models of Daimler's A- and B-class compact cars.