VIENNA – Volkswagen Slovakia a.s. is set to launch a 7-days-a-week production schedule at its plant in Bratislava, effective Sept. 2. The measure will be kept in place until mid-2011, officials say. The facility manufactured vehicles on a 7-day cycle prior to the global economic crisis. Volkswage Slovakia currently operates three shifts on a 5-day schedule and employs about 6,500 workers. Under the new plant, the auto maker will hire 1,000 new employees for full-time production on a ...

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