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Nissan to lay off 700 workers in Mississippi

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Nissan Motor's U.S. arm said 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.

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The company has about 6,500 direct employees and contract workers in Canton, Mississippi.

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

Nissan 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.

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