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Nissan laying off 700 contract workers in Mississippi

Brace yourself people, Nissan is laying off 700 contract workers in Mississippi now, but I can guarantee you this is just the beginning. Just look at what's going on in the entire auto industry. We are looking at some shaky times for all off us, and all I can advise you is to prepare for what's to come the best you can.

Good luck.

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Nissan to lay off 700 contract workers in Mississippi

Nissan cites slowing van and Titan truck sales.

Jan 17th 2019 at 5PM

Nissan Motor Co Ltd's U.S. 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 layoffs are unrelated to Ghosn's ouster as chairman, spokesman Brain Brockman said.

The automaker said it was cutting production shifts of Nissan Vans to one from two, and Frontier and Titan pickup trucks to two shifts from three.

Brockman said that while the affected direct Nissan employees on those shifts will be reassigned to other areas of the plant, some associates will remain unassigned.

"Nissan is adjusting production capacity at its Canton manufacturing facility to match market demand and maintain healthy inventory levels," the spokesman added.

The Associated Press had reported the news earlier in the day.

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

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