More jobs at JLR i54 plant

Jaguar Land Rover is expected to deliver a giant boost to the automotive industry by revealing it is doubling the size of its new engine plant in the Midlands.

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Jaguar Land Rover to create 1,400 jobs at new Wolverhampton plant

Jaguar Land Rover confirmed today at the 83rd Geneva Motor Show that its new engine factory is going to double in size, creating around 1,400 jobs.

The new plant, which is being built outside Wolverhampton, has doubled in size to accommodate demands.

In 2012, 350,000 vehicles were sold around the world.

ITV News Central has been to the construction site near Wolverhampton.

JLR to double workforce at new factory taking on 1,400 people

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it's doubling its workforce at its new engine plant near Wolverhampton which is still being built.

It was going to employ 750 people. The firm now says it will take on 1,400 people because it will need more engines over the next few years - and it's doubling the size of the assembly line.

The announcement is being made at the Geneva motor show today.

Ken Close, Operations Director at JLR, has been talking to ITV News Central about the announcement.

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JLR to create extra jobs in the Midlands

Construction of the new i54 motorway Credit: ITV News Central

Jaguar Land Rover is expected to deliver a giant boost to the automotive industry by revealing it is doubling the size of its new engine plant in the Midlands.

The company is set to create extra jobs at its new i54 plant in Wolverhampton.

The £500 million investment is said to come following continued global demand.

JLR is to create 700 extra jobs Credit: ITV News Central

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New motorway junction to be unveiled which could create hundreds of jobs

The junction construction Credit: ITV News Central

The details of a £40 million unique project to build a dedicated motorway junction for a business park will be revealed today.

The junction will be on the M54 to the i54 South Staffordshire Business Park, which is home to Jaguar Land Rover's new engine plant. It's hoped that the new junction will create hundreds of jobs and help local businesses.

It's a joint venture between Staffordshire County Council, Wolverhampton City Council and South Staffordshire Council.

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