One week after Nissan announced that it would be looking to create 400 new jobs at its factory in Sunderland, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has released plans to create 1000 new jobs to meet increasing demand for the new Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander 2.
The total number of employees working at the Halewood facility has trebled since 2009; the employment drive will take the total number of employees at the factory up to 4500. Production will become a 24-hour operation and new roles will be created in production ops, supervisors and engineers.
The figure of 1000 new posts relates strictly to the Halewood facility. JLR expect many more posts to be created in the supply chain.
Jaguar Land Rover sales increased by 45% in December 2011 from June 2010. The Evoque continues to be a huge success for the company; its striking design combined with green credentials seems to be a winning formula.