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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After a difficult year in Brazil's automotive industry, Mercedes-Benz announced another volunteer layoff plan for their plant in São Bernardo do Campo, a municipality located 27 kilometers south of São Paulo city. According to the company, the measure is a further attempt to "manage the surplus of 2,000 employees" that exists at the location.

According to O Globo, the factory currently employs about 10,000 people, with 7,000 in production. Earlier this month, the automaker tried to approve a program to reduce the working day . . .

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