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Demand for Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander prompts production expansion
Matt Burt
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1 min read
13 March 2012

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is creating 1000 new jobs at its Halewood Operations manufacturing facility, near Liverpool. The rise in workforce is in response to major demand for the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander 2 and will take the number of employees at Halewood to 4500. That’s three times the number of people who were working at the plant in 2009.

Additional shifts will be added to support the increased production of the cars. Halewood will move to three shifts and 24-hour operation to meet the increased global demand. The new jobs will include production operators, supervisors and engineers.

JLR has already started recruiting, and expects the creation of the new jobs to have a positive knock-on effect on its supply chain, creating more new vacancies among component suppliers.

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mrcliodCi 15 March 2012

Re: Jaguar Land Rover creates new jobs

1000 British new jobs is great news and no-one can deny the economy needs them.

I'm not a fan of urban off-roaders, but long may people continue buying them.

Citytiger 14 March 2012

Re: Jaguar Land Rover creates new jobs

Dave52 wrote:
Good for them. Not very far from Elmsmere Port is it? Makes it even more obvious our lot are having trouble organising the drinking session in the fermentation room!!!! I always thought some strange ideas from Ford were holding JLR back. They seem a lot more motivated now when you come across them at seminars.

IMO its the lack of oppressive and disruptive unions, the downfall of BL, its taken a bit of common sense from both management and workforce to make car production in the UK viable again, its just a pity non of it is British hands anymore, we have always had the talent, but perhaps not the right attitudes.

Dave52 13 March 2012

Re: Jaguar Land Rover creates new jobs

Good for them. Not very far from Elmsmere Port is it? Makes it even more obvious our lot are having trouble organising the drinking session in the fermentation room!!!! I always thought some strange ideas from Ford were holding JLR back. They seem a lot more motivated now when you come across them at seminars.

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