The automaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced that it will hire former employees of technology firms like Meta Platforms and Twitter to fill digital and technical positions.
JLR announced on Friday that the luxury automaker is looking to hire around 800 people in the United Kingdom, the United States, Ireland, India, China, and Hungary. It went on to say that these positions may be found in fields including autonomous vehicles, AI, electrification, cloud computing, data science, machine learning, and more.
As a result of rising interest rates, falling consumer spending, and a strong currency, technology firms are reducing headcount and lowering the rate at which they are employing new employees. While Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk has made substantial cuts and seen several of his employees depart, Facebook’s parent firm Meta is laying off approximately 11,000.
Tata Motors of India, which owns the British automaker JLR, has stated that the technical workers it is seeking to hire possess the expertise necessary to design and manufacture the company’s next generation of electric vehicles.