Nissan to lay off 200 Mexico workers due to coronavirus crisis

Nissan plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico

Japanese automaker Nissan Motor is set to lay off about 200 workers at a plant in Mexico due to local and global challenges the automotive industry continues to face, the automaker said on Thursday.

“Stemming from changes in the global and local industry, we have had to make important decisions to make sure the sustainability of our operations in today’s environment,” a Nissan spokesperson informed Reuters in a statement.

The job cuts will take place at a Nissan plant in the central state of Aguascalientes, the automaker said.

The government and automakers had enforced shutdowns of factories to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. These shutdowns have caused a global economic crisis.

About 202,951 people in Mexico have been confirmed as being infected with the coronavirus. The virus has killed 25,060 people in the country.

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