Over the next financial year, Jaguar LandRover (JLR) is to axe 2,000 management positions. A official comment on the work losses has not been made by JLR but it has been widely reported today on all media outlets including the BBC.
The work losses would cover areas such as supervisors, programmers, technicians and administrators. It is assumed that factory workers are untouched by the layoffs.
JLR has locations in Castle Bromwich and Solihull as well as in Gaydon, Warwickshire, its innovation hub and offices, although it is not yet clear where the work cuts will be made.
JLR announced its intention earlier this week to become an all-electric car maker before the end of the decade.
The group, which has development sites in the West Midlands in Halewood, Merseyside, and Castle Bromwich and Solihull, today also announced that Solihull will be home to the future pure electric platform of the advanced Jaguar.
As part of its ‘Reimagine’ strategy, JLR announced its proposals, outlined by Chief Executive Thierry Bolloré, who confirmed that the Castle Bromwich plant will be “refurbished” in the future, while Halewood will receive fresh investment to build future electric models.