Nissan announces still more U.S. worker layoff amid declining sales
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WMOT/AP) -- One of Middle Tennessee's largest employers is planning layoffs for the second year in a row.
The Associated Press says Nissan is offering voluntary separation packages to U.S workers over the age of 52 in response to slowing sales.
Franklin is home to Nissan’s North American headquarters. The Smyrna facility is one of the Japanese automaker’s largest U.S. assembly plants.
Last year Nissan announced more than 12,000 layoffs. The company won’t say how many workers it plans to release in this new round of layoffs, but does say both white and blue collar employees will be affected.
The automaker's U.S. sales were down almost 10% in 2019.