Jaguar Land Rover to Recruit Fired Twitter and Facebook Workers
JLR said it was looking to recruit workers who’ve been fired by technology companies such as Meta and Twitter to fill digital and engineering vacancies.
(Bloomberg) -- Jaguar Land Rover said it was looking to recruit workers who’ve been fired by technology companies such as Meta Platforms Inc. and Twitter Inc. to fill digital and engineering vacancies.
The luxury carmaker wants to hire about 800 workers across the UK, US, Ireland, India, China and Hungary, JLR said in a statement Friday. The jobs are in areas including autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, electrification, cloud software, data science and machine learning, it added.
Tech companies are trimming staff and slowing hiring as they face higher interest rates and sluggish consumer spending, as well as a strong dollar. Facebook parent Meta is cutting about 11,000 jobs, the first major round of layoffs in the social-media company’s history, while Twitter under new owner Elon Musk has imposed deep cuts and seen many of its workers quit.
JLR, owned by India’s Tata Motors Ltd., said the tech workers it is looking to recruit have skills that are essential to develop and build the carmaker’s next-generation of electric cars.
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