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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.
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.
ITV News Central understands Jaguar Land Rover is on the verge of announcing extra jobs in the Midlands.
750 people were going to work at its new engine factory near Wolverhampton. It's now thought it's going to be double this figure as demands for its cars continue.
Mark Gough reports.
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.
Roger Lawrence the leader of Wolverhampton City Council says the construction of i54, the new junction off the M54, is the biggest single investment in the UK in the last decade.
Jaguar Land Rover are building their new engine manufacturing plant on the site.
It is hoped that they will help to draw more businesses onto the site, creating more jobs.
The i54 is the new motorway junction that is being built off the M54 in Staffordshire.
The leader of Staffordshire County Council, Philip Atkins says the junction will create new jobs both in construction and in the businesses that move there.
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.