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1000 jobs created at Land Rover Solihull

LAND ROVER have announced that a 1000 new jobs will be created in Solihull, promising a massive boost for the local economy.

LAND ROVER have announced that a 1000 new jobs will be created in Solihull, promising a massive boost for the local economy.

The car giant said that it was recruited more staff as part of a multi-billion pound investment in new products over the next five years.

Solihull MP Lorely Burt said: "This is a wonderful good news story for the West Midlands.

"I think the success now vindicates the difficult choices that Jaguar Land Rover made during the recession, when times were hard.

"And there are of course many smaller companies [who supply parts] who will benefit from this announcement."

Des Thurlby, human resources director at Jaguar Land Rover, said: "This is great news for Solihull. We shall be increasing the plant workforce by more than 25pc.

"We provide high-quality training and development for all our employees and we expect to receive many thousands of applications."

Jaguar Land Rover, owned by Indian conglomerate Tata, has seen a remarkable reversal in its fortunes over the last couple of years.

In the depths of recession, the company had gone to the Government seeking state-help - but ended up walking away from negotiations.

Since then they've stormed out of the financial crisis, achieving record-breaking sales figures and being lavished with praise by politicians.

When Chancellor George Osborne visited earlier this year, he described the car marque as a "shining example" of manufacturing.

 

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