Jaguar leaps forward by recruiting 1,000 new workers

by - 11th November 2011, 9.32 BST

Unite has welcomed Jaguar Land Rover’s to recruit more than 1,000 members of staff at its advanced manufacturing plant in Solihull.

Unite assistant general secretary Tony Burke said: “This decision means there will be a 25 per cent increase in the size of the workforce at Solihull which is good news for the industry and for the region. The decision to take on a further 1000 workers is down to some fantastic work by our Union reps at Jaguar Land Rover who have worked exceedingly hard to make JLR a real success story.

“At a time when manufacturing has been flatlining these jobs are most welcome. Unite members at JLR are extremely loyal and committed and the jobs on offer will be high quality skilled jobs that will benefit the industry and the region for many years to come.”

Unite national officer for the automotive industry Roger Maddison said: “This is excellent news and it is a testament to the skills and dedication of the whole JLR workforce. Unite and its members at JLR have worked tirelessly with management to secure long-term investment from the parent company Tata. This proves once again that the UK car industry is the place to invest.”