JLR cuts 200 more jobs
JAGUAR Land Rover is cutting around 200 jobs at its Solihull plant and giving hundreds more workers at its engine factory in Wolverhampton an early break for Christmas as it shifts production abroad and battles a slump in demand.
The job losses, reported by the BBC, are on top of 1,000 contract jobs that have already been axed, as production of its Discovery model is shifted to Slovakia.
The company also said that one third of the approximately 1,600 staff in Wolverhampton will be given the two weeks before Christmas off as paid leave. JLR set out plans to cut more than £2bn in costs last month alongside a £354m half-year loss.