Japanese car giants Nissan and Honda are furloughing thousands of workers as North American auto plants continue to be shuttered because of the coronavirus pandemic. Honda has extended closures through the start of May, covering auto plants in Alabama, Indiana, Ohio, Canada and Mexico, as well as other plants assembling engines and ATVs. Honda had initially been paying employees to stay home during the shutdown, but a spokesman tells NPR the company now has "no work available" for more than 14,000 hourly workers. Honda employees will continue to receive their benefits while they are going without pay. Nissan, which has plants in Mississippi and Tennessee, has extended closures through late April. The company says it is implementing "temporary layoffs"...
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Honda, Nissan Furlough Workers As Auto Plant Shutdowns Are Extended