Nissan to cut 365 jobs at Sunderland plant

Nissan has announced it will cut 365 jobs at its factory on Wearside.

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Job cuts ends long period of recruitment at Nissan

"This decision will reduce the total headcount at Nissan Sunderland Plant by 365, but we expect the actual number of people affected to be fewer, due to staff turnover.

"Those leaving the company will be limited to staff hired on temporary contracts.

"At the end of this period we expect headcount at Sunderland to be around 6,700, supporting two-shift operations on Line 2 with 24-hour operations continuing across the rest of the site."

– Kevin Fitzpatrick, Nissan

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Nissan to cut 365 jobs at Sunderland plant

Nissan has announced it is cutting 365 jobs at its factory on Wearside.

The company says it is because sales of two cars, the Note and the Juke, have declined this year. It means 24-hour production of those models will cease.

Today's announcement brings to an end a period of continued recruitment. Nissan has taken on an extra two thousands workers in the last two years.

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