Yokohama sacks 29 Mississippi tyre factory workers

Yokohama Rubber’s Mississippi tyre factory has fired 29 employees for not meeting job requirements.

Local media has reported that employees at the plant in West Point were fired for using fake worker certifications. The workers obtained fraudulent certification documents from a job-training program that companies use to determine the aptitude of potential hires.

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi (YTMM) said it is investigating the situation and has created new measures to prevent it from occurring in the future.

Osamu Zushi, YTMM president, remarked: “People are our most important asset at YTMM. We’re extremely proud of our local workforce and won’t let this unfortunate situation take anything away from the great work they provide.”

YTMM opened in 2015 and produces commercial truck tyres. The facility has 665 employees.

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