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Wolverhampton gets Jaguar jobs boost

Thousands of workers and as many as 150 companies in the West Midlands are expected to benefit from a new
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) engine plant.

The £355m facility, first revealed by the Sunday Telegraph and confirmed yesterday, will be built in a newly appointed enterprise zone on the outskirts of Wolverhampton, an unemployment hotspot.

The announcement was described as “exactly what Wolverhampton needed” after unemployment in the city reached 12.7pc compared with a UK average of 7.7pc last year.

The plant, which will be sited on the i54 business park off the M54 in Staffordshire, will create 750 jobs and an estimated 2,000 positions within the supply chain.

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