BMW jobs boost with new Mini models

Up to 1,000 jobs could be created at a BMW plant in Oxfordhsire, the BBC reports.

Two new models of the Mini – one a coupe – are to be produced at the company’s factory in Cowley, near Oxford, the carmarker has said.

About 4,000 staff work at Cowley, building three versions of the Mini.

In February, there were angry scenes when 850 jobs were cut at the site, which also closed for a week.

Most of the laid-off workers have since been rehired as sales have risen, helped by a surge in global demand for smaller cars.

BMW has not said exactly how many extra workers will be needed to make the new models, but sources close to the company told the BBC at least 1,000 positions would be created.

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