Freightliner’s largest plant was devastated by layoffs at the peak of the recession, but has steadily recovered and now employs 1,500 workers.
CLEVELAND, N.C.—Daimler Trucks North America will hire 1,100 workers to build long-distance trucks at its NC Freightliner plant as it bulks up after recession layoffs.
The company, a division of Germany’s Daimler AG, said it will also add 100 jobs to a nearby parts plant.
The Freightliner plant employed about 3,500 workers before layoffs cut the number to about 650.
The plant has since steadily recovered and now employs about 1,500 workers.