TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's Nissan Motor Co. said Wednesday it would reduce production by a further 78,000 vehicles and cut 500 temporary workers.
The cuts were being made to avoid a build up of excess inventory as car sales slow globally, Nissan said in a statement.
The carmaker said the workers will be cut from January to March of next year. It will also temporarily halt production at several domestic car and engine factories from January.
Nissan's North American headquarters is in Franklin, Tenn. The carmaker has an assembly plant in Smyrna and an engine plant in Decherd.
Nissan has cut production several times over the past year.
Other Japanese carmakers such as Toyota and Suzuki have also cut production and temporary workers.