Jaguar Land Rover To Add 5000 Employees

Tata Motors??? owned Jaguar Land Rover has given a moral boost to the UK economy by announcing that it will hire up to 5000 personnel as it increases its skills in autonomous and electric technology.

JLR said it would hire 1000 electronic and software engineers as well as 4000 additional staff mostly in manufacturing and based in Britain. The company employs more than 40,000 people around the world. The company will build its first electric vehicle, the I-Pace, through Magna Steyr in Austria but is aiming to bring production back into the UK if there is support from government.

Manufacturers are competing in the race to produce greener cars and advance in the lowering of charge times as demand is growing and air quality targets are increased. JLR has said half of all its new models will be available in an electric version by the end of the decade, requiring new skills among its staff. The company builds almost a third of Britain’s 1.7 million cars sold annually.