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Just days after introducing what are sure to be two of its best cars in over a decade, Jaguar, along with its partner-in-crime Land Rover, has announced that it's trimming some 450 workers from its global ranks. Hardest hit will be management, which will see its membership drop by about 300 employees, with the remaining 150 coming from J-LR's hourly staff. It probably goes without saying why the reductions are necessary, but here it goes anyway... Sales were down in 2008 due to a poor global economy and the general lack of available credit, and 2009 isn't expected to shape up much better. Fewer cars sold means fewer workers are necessary to build them and a smaller pot is available to pay from.

J-LR, which is now owned by Tata Motors of India, still has four manufacturing sites in England and is hoping that the government in the U.K. will offer some form of assistance to the remaining automotive sector, but so far, none has come.


[Source: Reuters]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice car!))

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe this is a dumb question but how does this affect Land Rover North America and/or Land Rover Experience? Are they separate or will they also be affected? Or are they profitable segments of JLR?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I work for a Bank and they just cut 450 jobs. Weird that it is the exact same amount.
        • 6 Years Ago
        that is weird. and jaguars and range rovers, like banks, have doors, windows, and seats. dude, you are blowing my mind.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Maybe this is a dumb question but how does this affect Land Rover North America and/or Land Rover Experience? Are they separate or will they also be affected? Or are they profitable segments of JLR?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Loads of auto jobs here and for the dude who's company is laying off some people, check out http://www.jobstaxi.com
      • 6 Years Ago
      And yet, when I was at the NEC last weekend they were throwing their graduate career leaflets at everyone over the age of 3 within a 5 mile radius of their stand. I remember thinking 'Jesus, they must need a larger workforce or something...'. Huh.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That would be roughly 15% of the JLR workforce. I suggest getting rid of the all the ex-Ford employees now employed by JLR that Ford got rid off by sending them to its now defunct PAG. If they were not good enough for Ford, they should not be good enough for JLR but somehow Tata kept all these guys in key position.
      Anyhow, Tata will have to sell or merge JLR with another manufacturer before it gets dragged under, too.