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NaamsaBusiness Report writes that employment in SA’s vehicle manufacturing industry remained stable in the second quarter of the year, despite the depressed economy.  

The total industry head count ticked up marginally by 0.5%, or 159 jobs, to 30,356 in the last week of June, from 30,251 in the last week of April.  This is according to the latest quarterly review of business conditions in the new vehicle manufacturing industry for the second quarter released this week by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa).  Nico Vermeulen of Naamsa said on Wednesday that the stable employment in the industry was encouraging in an economy where every few days one or other company or sector was reporting a reduction in head count.  The quarterly review indicated that, with the exception of the fourth quarter of last year, industry employment had remained stable over the past four years.  Average industry employment last year was 30,953, compared to 31,260 in 2015.

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