"We are very pleased with the quality of candidates applying for these new roles and more than 100 applicants have already started with us. The scale of the response to our recruitment campaign reflects JLRís growing reputation as an employer of choice in the north west."
These additional headcounts will be deployed as engineers, supervisors and operators. These new employees will increase the workforce at Halewood to almost 4,500, which is three times the amount as compared to three years ago. The increase in workforce is to cope with the demand for the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Freelander.
When the F-type goes into production in the middle 2013, I am pretty confident that the demand will be high, given its stunning good looks. Perhaps JLR will conduct another round of mass recruitment then.