BBC新闻 Toyota to close: Thousands of jobs to go as carmaker closes Australian plants by 2017 【雅思写作】–就业类话题地道词汇短语句型及论据
Toyota has made the “heart-breaking” announcement that it will stop making cars in Australia in 2017, bringing an end to the nation’s car manufacturing sector.
Around 2,500 Toyota workers will lose their jobs, while the loss of the wider automotive industry will put tens of thousands more jobs at risk.
Toyota Australia president and chief executive officer Max Yasuda and Toyota Motor Corporation president and chief executive officer Akio Toyoda broke the news to employees at the company’s Altona plant, in western Melbourne, this afternoon.
“To now have to break the news… to the many people who have supported our production for many years is most regretful for Toyota and for me personally, simply heartbreaking,” the Tokyo-based Mr Toyoda told a media conference.
Mr Yasuda added in a statement: “This is devastating news for all of our employees who have dedicated their lives to the company during the past 50 years.”
make the “heart-breaking” announcement 宣布一令人心碎的消息
bring an end to 停止了
automotive industry 汽车工业
put tens of thousands more jobs at risk 让更多人有失业风险
broke the news to employees 将坏消息告诉员工
devastating news 令人崩溃的消息
have dedicated their lives to the company 将他们的一生奉献给公司