Automakers are always attempting to show how popular their new vehicle is, but there are only two ways to truly prove a smashing hit. One is to deliver outstanding sales numbers, and the other is to experience demand so strong that new employees must be hired to help assemble them.

Land Rover
is experiencing just such a success with its sexy new Evoque line, as evidenced by its latest press release. The Tata Motors owned luxury marque announced that it is hiring an additional 1,000 workers at its Halewood plant to bolster production. The facility, which currently builds the Evoque and the Freelander 2 (a.k.a. LR2), will now employ 4,500 workers, or three times the number it did in 2009.

With those new hires, the Halewood plant will now be running at or near full capacity, with three full eight-hour shifts. Hit the jump to read over the Land Rover press release which includes details of some of the positions needed at the plant.
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Recruitment campaign begins to fill 1,000 new positions at Halewood on Merseyside.
Additional shifts will support increased production of the Land Rover Freelander and Range Rover Evoque.


Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) today announces the creation of 1,000 new jobs at its Halewood Operations manufacturing facility, near Liverpool in the UK.

The new positions, which will support the on-going significant demand for the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander 2, take the workforce at Halewood to almost 4,500 - treble the number employed there just three years ago.

Jaguar Land Rover HR Director, Des Thurlby, commented: "These 1,000 new jobs are further evidence of JLR's clear ambition for continued growth. We are moving Halewood to three shifts and 24-hour operation to meet increased global demand for our products."

"JLR's supply chain is also set to benefit, with thousands more jobs expected to be created," he added. "Our commitment to expand the Halewood workforce and increase production is great news for JLR, for Merseyside and for the wider UK economy."

The new jobs recruited at Halewood will include production operators, supervisors and engineers. Reinforcing JLR's commitment to expanding its skills base, all new employees joining the production line will receive training towards an Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship.

Those interested in the new positions at Halewood Operations should visit www.jaguarlandrovercareers.com/halewood for further information.


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      goteck
      • 2 Years Ago
      OVER SIZED, OVER PRICE PIECE OF METAL
      axiomatik
      • 2 Years Ago
      I saw one of these in the airport parking lot yesterday. They are quite a bit smaller than I expected. I didn't realize it was Escape-sized, maybe even smaller.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      Don't believe all the propaganda from these manufacturers. Go to any LR dealership in the Northeast tri-state area where these "status symbols" are extremely popular and you'll see that their showrooms are packed with Evoques just sitting there. Don't believe, check for yourself.
        Ragan Li
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        thats cuz LR's HQ is in NJ....
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Andre Neves
        [blocked]
      ernie mccracken
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ya, let's go buy a hideous, impractical, piece of junk that is guaranteed to fall apart and cost a fortune to fix. This is the new Pontiac Aztek, except it costs more and is less practical. People are retarded. Kill it with fire.
      josh
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is great economic news! For every person they hire to build an Evoque (or any of their other vehicles) , they will likely need to hire at least three people to fix 'em once they hit the road. Isn't this the same company that once owned the JD Powers score for the lowest customer satisfaction in the U.S.?
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Spiel
        • 2 Years Ago
        If I ain't mistaken, the Evoque was engineered long before TATA bought LR.
      artandcolour2010
      • 2 Years Ago
      it's funny. We had a Land Rover dealer in town. There are more Range Rovers and Range Rover Sports driving around than I've ever seen anywhere, but I just saw my first Evoque yesterday at the grocery store. I thought they would be everywhere. I think it's hot (and radical for RR) styling is taking some time for the folk around here to "get." If I could afford one, I'd have one, I know that.
      Fazzster
      • 2 Years Ago
      And there is a global recession?
        TBQ
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Fazzster
        There is a recession, and that's why the middle class are buying $40,000 Range Rovers instead of $60,000 Range Rovers. What we call "budget balling."
      David Jefferis
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice car, if a bit femme in the wrong shade. A friend's got a matt-black one with glossy midnight wheels and that looks rather neat, especially with the fairy lights he's fitted in the wheel arches. It hinges on size for me - this one is definitely 'compact', and won't quite take my bike and video gear without dismembering everything to pack it all away.
      Robert Ryan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ford got rid of Land Rover because they did not know how to get LR to make money. I guess Land Rover is having the last laugh, after being taken over by Tata and allowed a lot more freedom to do what hey want to do.
      michael
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is however a step in the right direction...Now all I have to do is get this sensible auto maker to take advantage of a good suggestion and buyt some land in South Carolina and start building the new inproved repreduction model aust healy bug eyed sprite...1960 version...heres the plan make the entire body plastic of fiberglass...simple mold...make a solid full mini frame with a more secure rear end attachment setup..use a watts link and a coil springs in the rear....use hockey puck donut type body mount kit between the frame and the all plastic body...power the auto with a 3 cylinder GEO metro engine..just retofit it and make up a bell houseing simple your choice of the removable hardtop or convertable or both..If you build them here they will save you all the shipping costs and these auto will get you a whopping 45-50 miles per gallon...Just stop argueing and complaining and lets get something done...your all just wasting time and pissing me and everybody else off..action is needed now..all simple to do and will generate tons of money and create a couple thousand jobs here in the USA ...Call it the THANK YOU repro...The hell with GM let Austin Healy build them here in South Carolinas...Retrofit the suzuki 1.0 to the 1960 Austin Heally Bug eye Sprite.. hows 12000.00 its completely doable and all the jobs would be entry level positions for unemployed wanting to work Americans...Get a job get a discount on the cars you build...500 or 1000 over cost..give them an 80 thousand mile warranty or 100000 for a little extra cash..thats all..Do it thats an Order..
        michael
        • 2 Years Ago
        @michael
        at 12000 dollars the austin heally would dominate the auto market here with that little bugeye sprite...45-50 mpg with a great heater....
      Júlio Molchan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Here in Brazil we have A LOT of these little Rangies, they're selling like water in here, even more than the Sport version or even the Discovery 5 (guess it's called LR5 in USA)
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