Jaguar Land Rover to create 800 new jobs

Sales in China drive expansion.

Jaguar Land Rover has created 800 new jobs. Photograph: Getty Images

Jaguar Land Rover has created 800 new jobs, it said today. The company posted record sales results, up 30 per cent from this time last year.

The firm pointed to strong results in China, which have overtaken UK sales.

Here's the BBC:

Jaguar Land Rover has taken on 8,000 people in the last two years, and now employs 25,000 people around the world.

The latest jobs are being created to deal with the increased demand from China, as well as from the Far East, Russia and the US.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said the new jobs were a "welcome boost" for the UK automotive industry.

"The company's investment of £2bn this year and 8,000 new jobs over the last two years shows how JLR goes from strength to strength," he said.

"With support from the government's regional growth fund, it's a clear demonstration of where the government working in partnership with the private sector can make a real difference to the UK economy."

The new jobs are to be based in Solihull.