Honda Motor and Nissan Motor Tuesday stated they’d furloughed 1000’s of staff at their U.S. operations as the coronavirus pandemic slashes demand for cars within the nation.
A spokesperson for Honda, which employs about 18,400 workers at factories in Alabama, Indiana, and Ohio, said the Japanese auto manufacturer would assure salaries through Sunday, having withdrawn operations on March 23. The plants might be closed through May 1.
Nissan stated it was temporarily shedding about 10,000 U.S. hourly employees effective April 6. It has halted operations at its U.S. manufacturing plants through late April as a result of the impact of the pandemic
Operations at Honda’s Powersports plant in South Carolina, which makes all-terrain automobiles (ATVs), have been suspended since March 26.
Automakers are going through a dramatic drop in gross sales in the USA, the world’s second-largest automobile market, after some states barred sellers from promoting new automobiles whereas “keep-at-residence” orders are in place. Fiat Chrysler Cars NV on Monday prolonged its shutdown of U.S. and Canadian factories until May 4.
Toyota Motor Corp has halted its U.S. and Canadian manufacturing by way of April 17. A Toyota spokesman mentioned it has not furloughed full-time U.S. staff.