Michigan, where Toyota plans to build two new diesel engines for the next-generation Prius, will add 3,100 people to its workforce to meet the growing demand for its electric and hybrid vehicles, according to a company announcement.
The company says the 3,700 positions it’s hiring are part of the company’s transition to a low-carbon economy.
Toyota has not yet announced the hiring of employees at the plant, but it did confirm that it will be using the existing workforce.
The automaker will invest $1.2 billion in a $4.2-billion investment in the plant to replace about 1,100 employees over the next decade.
Toyota said the plant will employ 1,000 people.
The announcement came a day after the state’s Department of Economic Development announced that the state had selected Toyota for an incentive package to support local economic development.
The program will help to support projects such as job training, transportation and job-training services, as well as economic development projects.
The state will provide a $5 million tax credit for companies with 50 or more jobs and a $1 million tax deduction for businesses with 10 or fewer jobs.
Toyota announced a $3.5 billion investment in its U.S. headquarters and said it will hire 3-5,000 more workers there.