Land Rover creates 1,000 jobs at Halewood

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it is creating 1,000 new jobs at its Halewood factory on Merseyside.Land Rover creates 1,000 jobs at HalewoodThe carmaker said it needed more workers in order to meet strong demand for its Range Rover Evoque and its Freelander 2.

“We are moving Halewood to three shifts and 24-hour operation to meet increased global demand,” said JLR’s human resources director, Des Thurlby.

The new jobs take the workforce at Halewood to almost 4,500.

Top five car producers in the UK

  1.     Nissan 423,262
  2.     Mini 216,302
  3.     Land Rover 179,165
  4.     Honda 139,278
  5.     Toyota 137,054

Source: SMMT 2011

That is a trebling of the number working there three years ago.

Mr Thurlby added that in addition, “JLR’s supply chain is also set to benefit, with thousands more jobs expected to be created”.

The new jobs will include production operators, supervisors and engineers.

Recently, Land Rover unveiled a convertible version of its Range Rover Evoque at the Geneva motor show.

“We believe that the Evoque lends itself beautifully to the idea of a convertible,” said Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern, though the company has not yet decided whether the soft-top will go into production.

June 14, 2012  Tags: , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: Business Exports, Business Jobs, Business Sales, Business Win, Exporting Businesses, Global Businesses, Growing Business, Growing Jobs, Growing Sales, Uncategorized

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