Jaguar Land Rover to Cut 1,000 Jobs Due to Brexit ‘Headwinds’

Jaguar Land Rover, Britain’s major car making brand is poised to declare the elimination of around 1, 000 posts which are presently filled by contract based employees on as it grapples with slumping U.K. sales of diesel autos and uncertainty around Brexit.

Jaguar Land Rover, a unit of India’s Tata Motors Ltd., is going to formally announce the cuts in manpower on Monday when it reveals manufacturing plans for the economic year of 2018-2019 to employees, as reported by an emailed statement Friday.

“In light of the continuing headwinds impacting the car industry, we are making some adjustments to our production schedules and the level of agency staff,” the company said.

Job losses will deal with the Solihull plant nearby Birmingham, which develops Range Rovers along with the Land Rover Discovery and employs a total of 10, 000 people. JLR said in January that the Halewood plant nearby Liverpool, which manufactures the Range Rover Evoque and also Discovery Sport, would scale back production in the 2nd quarter amid concerns regarding Brexit and the waning market for diesel autos.

The company stated in the announcement that it’s continuing to hire huge numbers of engineers, graduates and apprentices as it invests in innovative products and advanced technologies, and remains committed to U.K. plants wherein they have invested more than 4 billion pounds since 2010.

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