EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia

Company/Organisation:
Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia

Geographic Location

Country: Slovakia
Region: Nitriansky kraj; Zapadne Slovensko
Location of affected unit(s): Nitra

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 500
Group: Jaguar Land Rover

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 02-10-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 02-10-2017
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2018
Planned Job Creation: 2800

Additional Information

The biggest British car maker, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), will establish its first plant in Nitra, Slovakia, where it will create about 2,800 new jobs till the end of 2018. It is assumed that the operation of the company will lead to creation of further 22,000 jobs in its supply chain in Slovakia and abroad. On 2 October, the Company started with the recruitment of the first 1,000 employees out of which 800 are production workers. The company aims to hire these 1,000 workers until the end of March 2018. The plant will produce about 150,000 Land Rover Discovery vehicles per year. JLR Slovakia is the fourth car producer in Slovakia (in addition to VW, KIA and PSA) that will further increase the demand for qualified workforce in the automotive industry. The average salary of workers in JLR Slovakia would range from €900 to 1,800 per month.