Tuesday, February 27, 2024
News Toyota Delays Production Once More And Lays Off Temporary Employees

Toyota Delays Production Once More And Lays Off Temporary Employees

Factories shut-downs through April are forcing Toyota to lay off 5,000 temps.

  • 5,000 temporary staff are laid off.

  • Toyota’s North American assembly lines should restart on May 4th.

  • Honda, Nissan, BMW, and others are also being forced to lay off employees.


Toyota, very much like Honda, Nissan, BMW, and other carmakers are seeing no alternatives but to lay off thousands of employees amid the coronavirus pandemic. Most factories in North America were idled over three weeks ago and with sales plummeting, manufacturers are running out of reserves. This is why Toyota’s laid off about 5,000 temporary staff.

While these employees have been put aside, full-time employees continue to be paid however Toyota is now asking them to use two vacation days of not be paid at all for these two days, during the extended shutdown. Initially, Toyota was to restart production on March 25th but now, nothing goes back online before May the 4th.

2020 First Quarter Auto Sales: They're Really Bad

Honda, BMW, and Nissan are faced with the same issue however they will stop paying their employees and suggested that they file for state unemployment benefits. New car sales dropped dramatically in the US and Canada in March (and the full 1st quarter) and April is shaping up to be catastrophic, to say the least. The hope is that May will be the beginning of a mild upswing however it could take months before the industry returns to “normal.”

Trending Now

Ineos Unveils the Fusilier, a Small Electric 4×4 That Takes After the Grenadier

This new model will be built by Magna in Austria, starting in 2027. A version with a gasoline range extender will also be...

Genesis Could Launch Hybrid Models in 2025

The company had previously planned to launch only electric models starting in 2025. Now, sources claim the G80 and GV70 could become the...

Hyundai Ioniq 7 SUV to be unveiled in June

The Hyundai Ioniq 7 is expected to be the South Korean brand's future electric SUV. It is due to be unveiled at the Busan Motor...

Fiat Shows its Vision for the Future

For now, we don't know if Fiat will introduce one of those concepts in North America. The five concepts can be electrified or...

All-New 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Priced From $40,999

Hyundai Auto Canada has announced the pricing for its latest offering in the SUV category, the 2024 Santa Fe. With a starting MSRP of...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.