It was found that Toyota Motor Group companies will accept hundreds of employees in the form of secondment from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, etc., whose aircraft-related profits are sluggish due to the impact of the new coronavirus.
There is a growing movement to accept employees from companies that have been hit by the spread of the infection.
According to the people concerned, Toyota Auto Body, which is a group company of Toyota Motor Corporation and is responsible for the production of its main models, has decided to accept hundreds of employees in the form of being seconded from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries.
While demand for aircraft has fallen sharply due to the impact of the new coronavirus, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries have been forced to reassign their employees due to sluggish profits in the parts and engine manufacturing divisions.
Toyota Auto Body has accepted employees from both companies' aviation divisions at its factories in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture and Inabe City, Mie Prefecture, and some of the employees are already working.
It is rare to accept seconded employees from different industries outside the group on a scale like this, and the aim is to maintain employment in the region.
Employees of major airlines ANA Holdings and Japan Airlines, which have been hit hard by the impact of the new coronavirus, are also being temporarily accepted by companies and local governments, and efforts to protect employment across industries are expanding.