Mercedes-Benz Brazil To Add 800 Jobs

BERLIN (AP) -- Mercedes-Benz plans to take on 800 new employees at a bus and truck plant in Brazil due to improved business in the country, parent company Daimler AG said Wednesday.

In addition to the new employees at the Sao Bernardo do Campo plant, near Sao Paulo, Daimler said Mercedes-Benz do Brasil also will add 350 temporary workers and 160 trainees.

Truck and bus business in Brazil has been picking up since midyear and many bus fleets are being renewed, Daimler said in a statement.

Brazil emerged from recession in the second quarter. Analysts predict that its economy will expand slightly in 2009.

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