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PM welcomes 1,700 new jobs at Jaguar Land Rover

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Jaguar Land Rover plans to create 1,700 jobs at its Solihull plant as part of a £1.5 billion investment.

Jaguar Land Rover today (10 September, 2013) announced that it plans to invest £1.5 billion in its Solihull plant. The investment is expected to create 1,700 new jobs.

Prime Minister David Cameron said:

The creation of 1,700 new jobs from this £1.5 billion investment by Jaguar Land Rover is fantastic news for Solihull and a huge vote of confidence in the UK. This investment will also deliver another 24,000 jobs in the supply chain – on top of the 1.3 million the private sector has already created since 2010.

Our motoring industry is world class – right out there at the front of the global race – and Jaguar Land Rover is a great example of that British excellence. One vehicle rolls off a production line somewhere in the UK every 20 seconds and the government’s automotive industrial strategy will help to continue this success for years to come.

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