JLR confirms 1,000 agency jobs to go at Solihull plant

Posted on 17 Apr 2018 by Jonny Williamson

Around 1,000 agency staff are to be told they are no longer required at Jaguar Land Rover's plant in Solihull, the company has confirmed today (17 April).

The move has been prompted by a drop-in demand for diesel cars – image courtesy of Depositphotos.

Reportedly, the luxury car manufacturer is holding meetings throughout today with staff regarding operations at the plant in Lode Lane.

The move has been prompted by a drop-in demand for diesel cars and Brexit, according to reports last week, and follows extended shut downs at its plants earlier this year.

The company employs thousands of both full-time and agency workers at sites across the West Midlands including in Castle Bromwich, Wolverhampton, its head office in Coventry and Solihull.

A statement issued by JLR this morning said: “As is standard business practice, Jaguar Land Rover regularly reviews its production schedules to ensure market demand is balanced globally.

“In light of the continuing headwinds impacting the car industry, we are making some adjustments to our production schedules and the level of agency staff.

“We are however continuing to recruit large numbers of highly skilled engineers, graduates and apprentices as we over-proportionally invest in new products and technologies, including the latest plug-in hybrid options for the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport that are now being delivered to customers from Solihull.

“We also remain committed to our UK plants in which we have invested more than £4bn since 2010 to future proof manufacturing technologies to deliver new models.”

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