JLR look­ing to hire 5 000 staff

The Star Early Edition - - BUSINESS REPORT / INTERNATIONAL -

BRITAIN’S big­gest car maker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will hire 5 000 staff as it boosts its skills in au­ton­o­mous and elec­tric tech­nol­ogy, a wel­come busi­ness en­dorse­ment as Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May has started Brexit talks af­ter a botched elec­tion. JLR, which em­ploys more than 40 000 peo­ple glob­ally, said it would hire 1 000 elec­tronic and soft­ware en­gi­neers as well as 4 000 ad­di­tional per­son­nel in­clud­ing in man­u­fac­tur­ing, most of whom will be based in Britain. The re­cruit­ment process will take place over the next 12 months, dur­ing Britain’s talks to leave the EU, which car mak­ers have warned must re­sult in a deal which re­tains free and un­fet­tered trade to pro­tect jobs. – Reuters

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