Toyota supplier update

As of Monday, Toyota.com had 27 salaried jobs listed for the auto manufacturer’s plant near Blue Springs.

At the June restart celebration of the plant, officials said they plan to hire 2,000 employees to make the Japanese automaker’s popular Corolla compact sedan.

Suppliers are expected to hire another 2,000 people.

It’s unclear when hiring will start for the Toyota suppliers in the region. When Toyota announced it would move forward with its Mississippi plant, the suppliers, who had contracted to build the Highlander then the Prius, said they were waiting on Toyota to make sourcing decisions for the new vehicle.

On Sunday, Bloomberg reported that Toyota Boshoku was resuming construction of its plant in Itawamba County. The factory will start operations next year, the Bloomberg said, citing the Nikkan Kogyo newspaper. The newspaper did not provide a source for the information.

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The Itawamba County Times