Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed it will create up to 800 new jobs at its Solihull plant as the brand gears up for the introduction of new models in 2013, including the all-new F-Type.
The news follows days after Honda announced plans to lay off 800 workers in Swindon, citing a downturn in demand from continental Europe.
The Jaguar Land Rover announcement follows its best ever global sales performance, with retail sales up 30% in 2012 following strong market performances from the UK, China and the US. China is now the brand’s largest market with sales up by 70%.
More than 200 of the new jobs are supported by the government’s Regional Growth Fund.
(source Motortrader.com & BBC)