Nissan Motor Co. is expanding its operations in Mississippi and is hiring 500 new workers. The vehicle manufacturing needs more employees at its Canton, Mississippi, plant to begin producing a new model of the Murano crossover vehicle, according to Manufacturing.net.
The Canton plant will be the only worldwide assembly location for this model of the Murano, according to Manufacturing.net. The assembly location used to be in Kyushu, Japan, but Nissan is shifting its manufacturing out of Japan to reduce financial losses and respond faster to customer demand. Production on the new model will begin in law fall.
"The addition of Murano to our portfolio, coupled with the continued growth and success of the Canton plant, will move us even closer to our goal to build more than 85 percent of the vehicles we sell in the U.S. right here in North America," John Martin, senior vice president of manufacturing, said.
Employees in the Canton facility also assemble Altimas, Armada, Xterra SUVs, Titans, Frontiers and NV cargo vans, Manufacturing.net reported.
This isn't the only place Nissan needs new workers. The company announced earlier in May that it has 20 open positions for technology-related jobs at its Denver Tech Center, according to Jobs & Hire.
Large companies like Nissan who need a variety of workers should partner with technology and manufacturing recruiters to find the most qualified candidates for their open positions.