Jaguar Land Rover is looking to hire workers who have been laid off by tech giants like Facebook and Twitter to help fill more than 800 vacancies.
The automaker is looking to expand its teams in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, India, China, and Hungary.
Meta announced recently that it would lay off 11,000 employees, while Elon Musk fired half of Twitter’s 7,500 employees after completing his takeover. Since then, more employees have left the social media platform.
Anthony Battle, chief information officer at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “We are further strengthening our data and digital skills base so we can deliver our Reimagine strategy and become an electric-first business from 2025 and achieve carbon net zero by 2039.
“Our digital transformation journey is well underway but being able to recruit highly skilled digital workers is an important next step. We are pleased to be able to provide opportunities to talented individuals with digital capabilities.”
Dave Nesbitt, digital product platform director at Jaguar Land Rover, added: “Jaguar Land Rover is transforming to an electric-first business, and we are creating some of the most digitally advanced vehicles ever seen.
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“Through our products we will create new experiences, new levels of intimacy and connected car services for our customers, to give our clients a truly modern luxury experience.”
The announcement comes after JLR announced that CEO Thierry Bolloré has resigned for personal reasons and will leave the company on Saturday, December 31.
Source: Business Live