CLEVELAND, N.C. (AP) — Daimler Trucks North America will hire 1,100 more 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, made the announcement Thursday at the plant in the town of Cleveland in central North Carolina. It also said it will add 100 jobs to a nearby parts plant.
The Freightliner plant employed about 3,500 workers before recession layoffs that cut the number to about 650.
Since then, the plant has seen a steady recovery and now employs about 1,500 workers.
The Cleveland factory is Freightliner's largest truck manufacturing plant, according to Daimler Trucks' website..