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Jaguar Land Rover to Create 5,000 New UK Jobs

Jaguar Land Rover to Create 5,000 New UK JobsJaguar Land Rover to Create 5,000 New UK Jobs

Britain’s biggest automaker, Jaguar Land Rover, is drawing up plans to hire an extra 5,000 engineers and technical staff in the next year, Reuters reported citing the Sunday Telegraph.

The recruitment drive, which could be announced next week, would focus on electronic and software engineers as the industry adapts to develop autonomous vehicles.

The government has sought to promote Britain as a hub for innovation in electric cars after the country voted to leave the European Union.

The Telegraph said JLR, which is owned by India’s Tata Motors, may need to recruit workers from outside Britain due to a lack of engineers in the country.

Earlier this month, JLR said its mobility services business, InMotion Ventures, would invest $25 million in US ride services company Lyft to help develop and test technology for self-driving cars.

Jaguar Land Rover has decided to build its upcoming I-Pace full-electric crossover at contract manufacturer Magna Steyr in Austria. But CEO Ralf Speth has said the company could bring future production to the UK.

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