BERLIN (AP) — Automaker Daimler AG says it plans to hire more than 10,000 people this year as it seeks to build on growing demand for cars and trucks.
Daimler said Thursday it plans to bring onboard 6,700 skilled workers worldwide, as well as graduates, apprentices and trainees.
Some of the additions will work at new or expanded plants in Hungary, India and Mexico. Daimler says it will take on 1,300 new employees in the United States for its Daimler Trucks North America plants.
About 4,000 of the 10,000 new recruits will work in Germany.
Strong Chinese and U.S. demand helped Daimler rocket back into the black last year. Board member Wilfried Porth says: "We are growing in many regions of the world and want to compete for the best personnel everywhere."
Daimler had 260,100 employees worldwide at the end of 2010.