Tom Keighley

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Jaguar Land Rover create 1,000 jobs

Jaguar Land Rover has announced the creation of 1,000 jobs at its Halewood factory on Merseyside.

The additional shifts are being introduced to support increased production of the Land Rover Freelander and Range Rover Evoque.

It will take the workforce at Halewood to almost 4,500, treble the number employed just three years ago.

Jaguar Land Rover HR Director, Des Thurlby, commented: “These 1,000 new jobs are further evidence of JLR’s clear ambition for continued growth.

“We are moving Halewood to three shifts and 24-hour operation to meet increased global demand for our products.

Dr Neil Bentley, CBI Deputy Director-General, also commented: “The news that Jaguar Land Rover will be creating a further 1000 jobs at its Halewood plant is a shot in the arm for UK manufacturing and the automotive industry in particular.

“This is further evidence of re-balancing across the economy, with the latest UK trade figures showing record levels of exports going to countries outside the EU, such as the US and China.

“Jaguar Land Rover continues to be a great British success story, which provides a real boost to its supply chain and the wider economy.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Tom Keighley .

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