Britain’s biggest automaker Jaguar Land Rover is to decrease the workforce at its plant in Wolverhampton, central England, by about 500 in a temporary move, it stated on Thursday.
The company stated in response to adjustments in vehicle production schedules, the Engine Manufacturing Centre is going to take a temporary pause in production.
Maintenance and salaried staff will continue as default. Those affected will continue to get full pay for the period.
“The external environment remains challenging and the company is taking decisive actions to achieve the necessary operational efficiencies to protect long-term success,” it stated.
Around 500 of the factory’s 1,600-strong workforce could be impacted at any one time through a two-week period.