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900 new auto jobs coming to Tennessee

Published On: Jul 03 2013 11:44:39 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 27 2013 11:43:36 AM CDT
SMYRNA, Tenn. -

Nissan is adding 900 jobs at its Smyrna factory. The workers will be involved in making the Rogue crossover SUV.

U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, both praised Nissan's announcement. Alexander says, "when Nissan came to Tennessee we had high hopes, and 30 years later it has meant more than 7,000 good-paying jobs and the growth of an auto sector that now accounts for one-third of the manufacturing jobs in the state." 

Corker says, "Nissan's decision to create 900 new jobs in Smyrna as they celebrate 30 years in Tennessee is outstanding news and a credit to everyone who has contributed to the tremendous climate for business in our state."

The expansion will add up to more than 7,000 jobs at the suburban Nashville facility. Hiring is already underway.

Rogue production is scheduled to begin this fall.