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800 new jobs created at Liverpool's Jaguar plant

by Mark Lawless. Published Thu 24 Sep 2009 08:45

Around 800 new jobs are set to be created at Merseyside's Jaguar factory following news that one of the company's plants is set to close.

The plant currently employs 1,800 people but is set to expand following an announcement by the car giant earlier today.

David Smith, chief executive of Jaguar Land Rover, said: "This is a plan that recognises the impact the economic collapse has had on our business, and at the same time the opportunities that lie ahead for these two great brands.

"We are confident that a new, more efficient and competitive structure combined with future investment will unlock the true potential of this business."

However the news has not been met with positivity in the West Midlands after it was announced that the company are set to close one of the region's factories by 2014, with Birmingham's 2000-strong Castle Bromwich site predicted to face the axe.

Due to an agreement with unions, there will be no short-term job losses but some of the 800 new positions will open up at Jaguar's Halewood plant are believed to be reserved as relocation deals for workers from the redundancies.

Bert Hill, regional officer of the GMB union, said: "We are now in a meeting with the company to hear details of their plans.

"GMB will be opposing everything we have heard so far. We will fight the company on this - of that I have no doubt."



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