Jaguar Land Rover to cut jobs ahead of Brexit

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Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced plans to make “some adjustments" to its production schedules and level of agency staff in light of “the continuing headwinds” in the automotive industry.

In a 13 April statement, the UK car maker said it remained “committed” to its UK plants, and would continue to recruit large numbers of highly skilled engineers, graduates and apprentices as it "over-proportionally invest in new products and technologies", including lightweight.

The statement came in response to a Reuters report which cited sources as saying that as many as 1,000 jobs would be cut at JLR’s two factories in Solihull and Castle Bromwich.

The company had announced earlier this year that its Halewood plant near Liverpool would temporarily reduce production later this year in response to weakening demand due to Brexit and tax hikes on diesel cars, Reuters added.

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