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Nissan Motor to lay off 700 contract workers in Mississippi assembly plant

Nissan last month announced plans to lay off about 1,000 workers at two factories in Mexico


Nissan Motor Co Ltd's US arm said on Thursday it plans to lay off up to 700 contract workers at its Mississippi assembly plant, citing slowing sales of its vans and Titan pickup trucks. The company has about 6,500 direct employees and contract workers in Canton, Mississippi. The news comes as the Japanese automaker grapples with the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn in November. The lay-offs are unrelated to Ghosn's ouster as chairman, spokesman Brian Brockman said. The automaker said it was cutting production shifts of Nissan Vans to one from two, and ...

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First Published: Fri, January 18 2019. 03:05 IST