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Jaguar Land Rover to create 1,100 new jobs

Company to expand operation in Midlands.

Luxury car company Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has said it is going to create 1,100 new jobs at its Castle Bromwich plant in the West Midlands

JLR has already hired 8,000 new workers in the last two years and awarded £3bn worth of contracts to UK suppliers in the last 16 months.

Business secretary Vince Cable said the expansion was a “clear demonstration of Jaguar Land Rover's continuing commitment and investment in the UK."

The car giant saw a 19 per cent rise in sales during the first half of the year compared with sales in 2011.

Earlier this month, BMW said it was going to invest £250m in its UK factories over the next three years. It is planning to increase production of its Mini car at factories in Oxford, Birmingham and Swindon.

This article first appeared in economia.

Helen Roxburgh is the online editor of Economia