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Nissan Cutting 700 Workers at Mississippi Truck, Van Plant

  • Layoffs add to woes as Nissan reels from Carlos Ghosn scandal
  • Global car industry is already suffering from a slowdown
Operations Inside A Nissan Motor Co. Facility Ahead Of Durable Goods Orders
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
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Nissan Motor Co. plans to cut as many as 700 workers at one of its U.S. factories, adding slower truck and van sales to the list of woes for a company reeling from a leadership crisis.

The Nissan assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi, will eliminate one shift of Titan and Frontier pickup production, and drop one shift building the NV passenger and cargo vans, according to Lloryn Love-Carter, a Nissan spokeswoman. All direct employees will retain their jobs and only contract workers will be dismissed, she said by phone.