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Land Rover to increase workforce

06 May 2010 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing

Jaguar Land Rover today announced the creation of 275 new positions at its Solihull plant in the West Midlands.

Following its seventh consecutive month of increased sales, the company has decided to add the new positions at the plant immediately. The Solihull plant, which currently employs 5,000 people, manufactures the Defender and Discovery 4 models.
This news arrives on the heels of SMMT’s recently released revised forecasts for the 2010 car and van market. With better than expected results in the first quarter and improving consumer confidence, the 2010 forecast for cars has risen by 107,000 and for vans by 14,400. The coming months will be challenging now that the scrappage scheme has ended but industry remains cautiously optimistic.

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