UK: BMW creates 1,000 new jobs
The expansion plan will take place over a five year period and will be a huge boost for the county of Staffordshire where each of the plans home towns are located. The company has announced plans to build a new 350,000 square-foot factory for JCB Cab Systems in Beamhrust to replace a smaller facility in Rugeley. The company says the new facility will allow it to in-source production of cabs currently made by third party suppliers in Europe. Another 220,000 square-foot factory will be built in Cheadle, Staffordshire in order to expand the companys Earthmovers and Compact Products operations there. JCB Utility Products will relocate to this new plant from the smaller factory it occupies in the same town. An expansion of the companys production operations in Rocester is also in the works with a planned addition of 126,000 square feet of manufacturing space to increase hydraulic cylinder production. Also in the plans are the relocation of the JCB Finance and Insurance offices from Rocester to a new office in Denstone as well as a new training facility for JCB staff that will be run in conduction with key universities with apprenticeship and graduate training programs.
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Others may have studied related subjects and could be helped to ‘convert’ and take a degree in engineering, the report says. It also says that girls are heavily under-represented in engineering, warning that the UK has the lowest proportion of female engineers in the EU. Less than one in 10 engineering professional in this country are women, it adds. This may be down to girls A-level choices, their perceptions of engineering and gender stereotypes in the careers advice students receive. Professor Perkins said: There is clearly a substantial demand for engineers in the UK economy. He added: I hope this report will be a call to action that will bring engineering employers, the profession and educators together, to own and collectively shape a future in which our supply of engineers grows in quality as well as quantity. BIS said that to address the skills shortage it was announcing new funding including up to 30 million for employers to bid for to solve shortages in areas with specific needs and an 18 million investment in a new elite training facility at the Manufacturing Technology Centre in Coventry. Business Secretary Vince Cable said: Engineering has a vital role to play in the future of UK Industry.
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BAE shipyard job cuts march held in Portsmouth
The possibility of getting another shipbuilder in place of BAE meant it was “important to keep pushing the government to persuade them to put in some finances”, Mr Vernon-Jackson said. GMB regional officer Gary Cook said the coalition government wanted “to throw more than 1,000 highly skilled shipbuilders on the scrapheap, many of whom will be destined for a life on benefits”. BAE announced 835 job losses at its sites in Glasgow, Rosyth, and Filton. The company said it had made the cuts because of a “significant” drop in demand. The defence contractor and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) have together announced measures they hope will offset the effects of the job cuts. Among the plans are more than 100m of investment to expand the dockyard at Portsmouth for ship repair and maintenance. Are you taking part in the march and rally?
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Financial crisis: UK job losses
More than 900 jobs will be lost, although Portsmouth will retain repairs and maintenance work. About 830 jobs will also be lost at yards in Govan and Scotstoun, on the River Clyde in Glasgow, at Rosyth in Fife, and at the firm’s Filton office, near Bristol, as a result of a drop in work after the end of aircraft carrier work. Unite national officer Ian Waddell said: “Portsmouth has a proud 500-year history of shipbuilding. It is a waste and a tragedy that the Government is allowing this legacy to end. “BAE Systems’ workers, their families and the local community are calling on the Government to think again and secure shipbuilding in Portsmouth for another 500 years.
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Protest march over job losses
April 7 – 4,500 jobs Royal Bank of Scotland said it was cutting a further 4,500 jobs in the UK in a clear-out of its back-office operations. April 6 – 30 jobs YouGov, the company that brought online political polling to the UK, said it would cut 30 jobs to save 2.5m . April 2 – 2,863 jobs More than 2,500 British jobs were lost at just two companies as insurance giant Norwich Union and aircraft manufacturer Bombardier unveiled huge redundancy programmes. Mobile-phone component maker AVX, based in Devon, said it was cutting 130 jobs and transferring work to the Czech Republic. Tyneside-based cigarette filter maker, Filtrona Filters, announced plans to cut 233 jobs, blaming a worldwide decline in the tobacco market. March 31 – 1555 jobs Visteon Corporation, the struggling US car parts maker, has its main UK subsidiary into administration with the loss of 565 British jobs . Jarvis, the engineering business chaired by failed London mayoral candidate Steven Norris, cut 450 jobs as it reacted to a hiatus in work from Network Rail.
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One in five skilled British jobs are now filled by IMMIGRANTS as experts warn UK is becoming too reliant on foreign workers
For the first 10 month of the year, the entire industry has produced 1,286,287 cars. In addition, SMMT has revised its forecast for this year from about 2.22 million car registrations to 2.25 million vehicles thats about 10 percent more. More than $4.2 billion has been invested into the UK car industry as companies like Bentley and JLR Jaguar Land Rover increase investments in many factories across the country. Britains unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent in the three months to September thats the lowest level in four years. by Mircea Serafim (my Google+ ) – Friday, December 13th, 2013 – filed under BMW , Industry , Mini , News , Rolls Royce .
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