More positive news out of the Nissan plant in Smyrna. Nissan Motor Company announced plans to hire an additional 810-employees for a third shift. Currently, a little under 6,000 people work at Nissan in Smyrna.
The new employees have already been hired and will begin their new shift on Sunday.
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander released the following statement on Governor Haslam's announcement that Nissan will be adding a third shift for the first time ever to its Smyrna vehicle-assembly plant, adding 810 new jobs:
"This is more evidence that Nissan’s arrival in Tennessee thirty years ago was the most important decision in recent history to help raise Tennessee family incomes. Governor Haslam and Nissan workers deserve our thanks for providing an environment for creating good new jobs."