Toyota wants automotive workers to plug short-term labour gaps

Toyota's Altona Plant

Toyota's Altona Plant

Toyota has advertised for multiple job openings at its Altona plant – with the catch being: all short term and long-term workers will be out of a job when the plant closes on 3 October.

Toyota Australia spokeswoman Beck Angel said the contract workers would help fill labour gaps.

“If they have an interview or some skills training, it’s not like an office job where they can leave the office for the afternoon,” Angel said.

Angel also said that short-term workers would receive similar pay and conditions to other workers and would fill gaps in its engine casting, paint shop and assembly line.

The workers will help manufacture the Aurion and Camry vehicles.

Toyota announced earlier in February that 3 October would be its last day of Australian manufacturing, resulting in the loss of about 2400 jobs.