Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. the maker of Fairlady Z and Skyline announced on April 23 its course on implementing early retirement programs targeting approximately 12,000 employees in the manufacturing and sales departments over the age of 45. The company aims to reduce its sales force which comprises 70 percent of this number. Nissan, under continuing weak demand, have reduced production at two factories from April. The company, determining dramatic improvement in domestic sales to be difficult, has stepped up to the lay off in eight years since 1999.
Nissan will pay additional severance calculated according to the number of years with the company. Application is accepted for 6 months beginning June. Nikkei Net
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