Smyrna Nissan plant to add 900 new jobs Reporting

SMYRNA, Tenn. – The number of jobs available at the Nissan Assembly Plant located in Smyrna, Tennessee will be increasing with the addition of 900 new manufacturing positions to support future production of the Nissan Rogue.

This marks the first time that the Rogue model will be produced in the United States, beginning Nissan’s nationwide efforts to localize its vehicle production by attempting to have 85 percent of products sold in the United States made in North America by the year 2015.

The plant also celebrates its 30th anniversary with this announcement, continuing the growth that transformed it from a domestic manufacturer to a global one. The Smyrna plant now houses the country’s largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant supporting production of the all-electric, zero-emission 2013 Nissan LEAF and a paint plant that sets standards for energy efficiency.

Gov. Bill Haslam said, “I want to congratulate Nissan for their accomplishments over the last 30 years and the tremendous impact their success has had on the state’s economy and the thousands of people they employ,” emphasizing the impact that the plant has made in Smyrna and surrounding Tennessee cities.

The outlook for continued prosperity is good for the Smyrna plant and others in the same region, judging from the more that 14 percent increase in growth that both Nissan in Smyrna and Canton, Mississippi experienced last year. Given the large number of Tennesseans currently searching for employment, it is positive to note that these two plants combined with the powertrain plant in Decherd, Tennessee have produced more than 12 million vehicles and created more than 14,000 manufacturing jobs in the United States.

To learn more about a career with Nissan, interested applicants may visit www.Nissan.Jobs.