INTERNATIONAL North America: New Sentra brings 4,000 new roles
Fri, 29 Jun 2012
Auto maker Nissan Americas is to add 1,000 workers to a Mississippi, US assembly plant and 3,000 in Aguascalientes, Mexico to produce the new Sentra compact car.
Part of the job creation in Canton, Mississippi is also tied up in the shifting of the production of Frontier pickup trucks and Xterra SUVs from its Smyrna, Tennessee plant to Canton.
According to Nissan, automotives is the fastest growing industry in the state of Mississippi.
Nissan says that in Aguascalientes, it is aiming to have the 3,000 new workers in place by the end of the year, which will include utilisation of strong ties with four local colleges and universities.
It also says that “following the standard three times formula” for supply chain jobs, the new investment will create 9,000 indirect roles – a lower estimate than that used in the UK, which depending on different estimates as reported by recruiter.co.uk
, come in somewhere between four supply chain jobs
and 7.5 for each direct role