Jaguar Land Rover cuts jobs

Time 6:27 pm, November 27, 2008

ABOUT 850 agency workers are to lose their jobs at Jaguar Land Rover in the West Midlands and Warwickshire, the BBC has reported.

The IT and engineering staff at plants in Castle Bromwich, Solihull, Whitley, and Gaydon have been told their jobs will go by the end of the year.

The firm said global car market conditions were severe and ‘it had to take responsible and rapid action for the challenging environment it faces’.

It previously announced 600 jobs would go in a voluntary redundancy scheme.

The firm, which went to a four-day week in August, has said it faced unprecedented trading conditions amid reports it was seeking a £1bn loan from the government.

The announcement comes as senior figures from the UK’s car and construction industries are to meet ministers to appeal for government assistance.

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