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Global demand drives the creation of 600 new jobs at JCB

Growing global demand is driving the creation of 600 new manufacturing jobs at JCB, the firm said. A third of the temporary roles at the Staffordshire-based construction equipment giant will be available immediately.

The rest will be needed across the next 12 weeks for the firm’s production lines in Rugeley, Rocester, Cheadle, as well as Foston, Derbyshire.

JCB chief operating officer Mark Turner said while the new roles would be agency posts, the manufacturer was looking “long-term” and had this year already put 200 temporary hires on to permanent contracts.

Announcing the jobs, he said: “This is great news for the local economy and great news for anyone seeking to work with a globally successful business.

He added: “The future is very bright for JCB as global demand for our machines continues to grow, which means great prospects for people who want to work with us.” The new roles include welders, paint sprayers and assemblers.