Jaguar Land Rover has announced the creation of 800 production jobs at its plant in Solihull. Commenting, Business Secretary Vince Cable said:
"Jaguar Land Rover’s creation of 800 new jobs in Solihull to support new product development is a welcome boost for the UK automotive industry.
"The company’s investment of £2 billion this year and 8,000 new jobs over the last two years shows how JLR goes from strength to strength.
"With support from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, it’s a clear demonstration of where the Government working in partnership with the private sector can make a real difference to the UK economy.”
Lorely Burt, MP for Solihull has today welcomed Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) announcement of a 30% rise in global sales. This excellent sales record is also twinned with the announcement of 800 new jobs for JLR’s Solihull site.
Commenting, Lorely said:
“The announcement of 800 new jobs in Solihull is fantastic news. In the last year we have seen a consistent decline in unemployment in Solihull and the creation of 800 new jobs will ensure that unemployment remains low.
“JLR has continued to grow and succeed in the last few years and it is for this reason that these impressive sales figures come as no surprise to me.
“Last year JLR received funding from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund and it is figures such as these that show that Government initiatives are working to help rebalance the UK economy.”
Compared with 2011, Jaguar Land Rover delivered a record breaking global sales performance in 2012, selling almost 360,000 vehicles across 177 markets worldwide. Significantly Land Rover in the UK delivered a record performance, up by 24%.