Around 2,000 jobs could be lost at luxury car maker Jaguar Land Rover, the company has announced.
The car maker has informed employees today it wishes to axe the posts over the next financial year, Birmingham Live is reporting.
All the affected roles are “salaried” positions including managers, designers, technicians and administration staff while factory workers are not at risk.
Earlier this week, JLR unveiled its future green strategy called ‘Reimagine’ including plans for Jaguar to be all electric in the next few years.
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The car maker has major manufacturing operations in Halewood, Merseyside, and across the West Midlands including in Castle Bromwich, Wolverhampton and Solihull.
Its engineering centre and headquarters is in Gaydon, near Coventry, but it is not known where the affected jobs are located.
A statement from JLR said: “This week’s announcement outlines our future strategy, not only including plans for our brands and vehicles but also how we will reimagine our entire business.
“This will be a journey of permanent adaptation but, as we start to become an agile organisation, it’s imperative that we make every possible efficiency right from the start, including finding the right baseline cost for our workforce.
“With a renewed imperative to prioritise value creation through quality and profit-over-volume approach, we will create a flatter structure designed to empower employees to create and deliver at speed and with a clear purpose.
“A full review of the Jaguar Land Rover organisation is already under way. We need to reduce the cost base to achieve a lean foundation which will allow us to transform most effectively into a more agile organisation.
“We have started to brief our salaried employees about the detail of the organisation review.
“This does not impact our hourly paid, manufacturing colleagues. We anticipate a net reduction of around 2,000 people from our global salaried workforce in the next financial year.”