Jan 10, 2019

Jaguar Land Rover confirms 4,500 job cuts

PA Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed it is cutting 4,500 jobs, with the substantial majority coming from its 40,000 strong UK workforce. Unions are keen to examine whether JLR's international plants will continue to see additional investment at the expense of the UK. Recently JLR announced it would move all production of the Land Rover Discovery to a new plant in Slovakia with plans to hire up to 3,000 workers. Jaguar Land Rover has been saying for more than a year that Brexit uncertainty would eventually take its toll on the perception of the UK as a stable and competitive base for global manufacturing. If, as expected, the UK bears the brunt, or the entirety, of JLR's global cost-cutting, JLR may well say it tried to warn us. JLR's Castle Bromwich factory makes the Jaguar XF, XF and F-type models, while the Solihull facility produces the Jaguar F-Pace, Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover models.

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