Tuesday, 6 March 2012

2000 new jobs

Some great news for the region - Nissan is soon to create 2,000 jobs after announcing they will build its new model in Sunderland.

The production of the new model will create 400 direct jobs at Nissan’s Sunderland plant. The key is that it will also create 1,600 jobs in the factory’s supply chain, much of which is based in the North East and is mainly small and medium businesses.

Trevor Mann, Nissan’s senior vice president for manufacturing in Europe said:

“I’m delighted Sunderland has secured what will be another very important model for Nissan in Europe. It is a testament to the workforce, the ongoing support from the UK Government and all of our regional partners and suppliers."