Toyota says it is hiring more new workers than first expected as it increases production at its Princeton plant in Gibson County.
The automaker announced last year that it would add about 400 employees so it could build 50,000 more Highlander SUVs a year. Toyota officials said Tuesday they would end up hiring about 50 workers more than that by the end of July. The new hires will come from among temporary employees who work for a staffing company.
The hiring will give the factory where Sienna minivans and Sequoia SUVs are also built about 4,500 workers.