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Jaguar Land Rover jobs 'huge commitment' to UK

10 September 2013 Last updated at 09:30 BST

Car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover is creating 1700 jobs at its Solihull factory, where the workforce will be developing new lightweight models made of aluminium.

It is part of a £1.5bn investment the firm is making to expand its product range.

Dr Ralph Speth, the Chief Executive of Jaguar Land Rover, told the Today programme: "We are going to hire another 1,700 employees, that's a huge commitment to the UK but also shows the strength of the brand Jaguar."

First broadcast on the Today programme on Tuesday 10 September.

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