Toyota lays off 200 workers

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Toyota is laying off 200 temporary workers and slowing production at its San Antonio truck plant.

Toyota spokesman Mike Goss says the workers were told Tuesday they will be let go over the course of the summer. The workers are temporary employees who had hoped to land permanent jobs at the Tundra plant.

Goss says the company will also schedule 14 days between now and October when no trucks will roll off the assembly line.

Record high gas prices and a struggling economy have hurt large truck sales, but Toyota continues to employ about 2,000 full-time workers at the San Antonio plant.