News: Auto hub Sanand battles skilled labour shortage

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Auto hub Sanand battles skilled labour shortage

In the 40km stretch to Viramgam from Sanand, various small and large industrial units have sprung up in the last five years. They have transformed the once sleepy town of Sanand, near Ahmedabad, into a bustling industrial enclave.

In the 40km stretch to Viramgam from Sanand, various small and large industrial units have sprung up in the last five years. They have transformed the once sleepy town of Sanand, near Ahmedabad, into a bustling industrial enclave.

However, the central town of Gujarat does not boast of a pool of labour that the auto makers need, Mint reported. As a fix, Ford Motor India, which is set to begin operations in Sanand from 2014, is transferring some of its trained workforce from Chennai, to meet the talent crunch.

The company aims to hire 5% of its total workforce of 5,000 in Sanand from Chennai and a few other skilled employees from Gurgaon, Indore and Pune to help train the remaining workforce, said Kel Kearns, director (manufacturing) at Ford’s Sanand plant.

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