Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), the British care manufacturer, has announced that it has started a voluntary redundancy programme to cut up to 200 jobs, affecting employees, including management staff, who have been on the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme since April. The company has not announced which sites are affected by the redundancies.
A spokesperson for JLR said it was 'prudent' to cut jobs and emphasised that the affected staff had been 'out of the business for more than seven months'.
Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest carmaker, which employed 33,000 workers before the COVID-19 crisis started. In June the company announced plans to cut over 1,000 contract-agency jobs.