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Sony filling as many as 1,000 temporary jobs at TV plant

Sony Technology Center-Pittsburgh has filled several hundred temporary positions and is hoping to hire 900 to 1,000 total temporary workers as the company prepares for the holidays and the busy television-manufacturing season.

However, the company has no immediate plans to add any permanent positions to its 2,700-person work force, Sony spokesman Michael L. Koff said Thursday.

“Right now, we’re moving to the peak season. But we do not anticipate hiring any full-time people right now,” Koff said.

Sony Technology Center-Pittsburgh spans about 650 acres in East Huntingdon and Hempfield townships, Westmoreland County. The site is home to four business units, including Sony Electronics, American Video Glass, Sony Chemicals Corp. and Sony Logistics America.

“Right now, we’re trying to get people in there,” said Chris Weiss, director of business operations for Onsite Companies Inc. The staffing firm, based in Hanover, Md., is charged with filling the temporary jobs.

“With all of the layoffs, we expect a lot of demand,” Weiss said. “It’s just a matter of finding the right people to stay for the entire season.”

Weiss said the company is hiring 200 to 300 part-time temporary employees for the peak season. Assembly-line and warehouse workers are especially in demand. “We’ve been hiring for the past several months, and we expect to hire 900 to 1,000 workers,” he said.

Sony Technology Center-Pittsburgh is Sony Corp.’s North American production center for Sony’s wide-screen, digital rear-projection televisions, along with Wega flat-display models.

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