Nissan North America says a plan to cut 12,500 jobs worldwide will not cause any additional losses in Tennessee.
Car manufacturer announced at its headquarters in Tokyo on Thursday that the cuts will include 1,400 jobs in North America. But later in the day, a spokeswoman said these reductions have already happened.
Earlier this year, the company offered volunteer purchases to workers at the North American headquarters in Franklin and at the factory in Canton, Miss. The company has also cut some of its contract workers at the Canton factory.
So Nissan's production plant in Smyrna and its engine plant in Decherd, Tenn., Will not see any layoffs, according to the spokeswoman. Nor is it expected more cuts in the North American headquarters.
Nissan's Thursday announcement also included a plan to cut global production by 1
The Japanese car manufacturer is also struggling to fix its brand image after the arrest of former chairman Carlos Ghosn and former Franklin executive Greg Kelley. Both men are awaiting trial in Japan because of financial misconduct charges.