Jaguar Land Rover Solihull cutting 1000 jobs, mainly Manpower agency staff.

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Found 16th Apr
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“A spokesman confirmed that 1,000 agency staff at Solihull were not having their contracts renewed.

Meanwhile, 362 permanent staff will be transferred from another West Midlands site, at Castle Bromwich, to Solihull.”

The Solihull plant manufactures the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Land Rover Discovery and Jaguar F-Pace models. The cut in jobs is reportedly being blamed on a drop in demand for Diesel cars and *the B word which is in effect next March*.Also speculation that production may be moved to Slovakia.
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The B word in this instance stands for 'borrocks' management as opposed to BREX!T.

JLR has, for too long, failed to invest in new tech, preferrring cosmetic tarting up of models to fundamental change. An accountant mate is confident JLR is losing cash so fast they will soon have to take drastic action (Yes, this pruning is not drastic enough to save JLR).

Even the devaluing of the pound has not stopped this slow motion car crash

British Management at it's finest
ccnp19 m ago

The B word in this instance stands for 'borrocks' management as opposed to …The B word in this instance stands for 'borrocks' management as opposed to BREX!T. JLR has, for too long, failed to invest in new tech, preferrring cosmetic tarting up of models to fundamental change. An accountant mate is confident JLR is losing cash so fast they will soon have to take drastic action (Yes, this pruning is not drastic enough to save JLR).Even the devaluing of the pound has not stopped this slow motion car crashBritish Management at it's finest


Well said, as usual sod all to do with the convenient elephant in the room. Just terrible mgt and a longer term plan to ditch manufacturing in blighty and move off shore, they already have factories in china and brazil and another in slovakia about to come on line.
No-one to blame but poor management. Most of the top of the range models they produce are diesels, did they not get the news about 5 years back that diesels are going out of fashion due to environmental concerns? The scandal over manipulation of emission control figures really hit the nail on the head, they should have moved accordingly.
ccnp47 m ago

The B word in this instance stands for 'borrocks' management as opposed to …The B word in this instance stands for 'borrocks' management as opposed to BREX!T. JLR has, for too long, failed to invest in new tech, preferrring cosmetic tarting up of models to fundamental change. An accountant mate is confident JLR is losing cash so fast they will soon have to take drastic action (Yes, this pruning is not drastic enough to save JLR).Even the devaluing of the pound has not stopped this slow motion car crashBritish Management at it's finest


Hope that's not the case, my son works there, luckily he his full time permanent staff so he has been ok this time
malnuman5 m ago

Hope that's not the case, my son works there, luckily he his full time …Hope that's not the case, my son works there, luckily he his full time permanent staff so he has been ok this time


Hope he fairs well. It's a great pity when senior managers try to avoid responsibility for their own shortcomings. He must keep up his skills and pension provisions since as others have said, JLR will be here in name only all too soon. When China sorts out the quality issues and the petrol hybrid versions are on the market, I wouldn't want to rely on their being made here.
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