BBC Business News reports Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has created 150 new manufacturing jobs at its factory in Goodwood, West Sussex, raising the total workforce to 900. Rolls-Royce is expanding because more workers are needed to produce the Ghost, its latest model.
In contrast, luxury carmakers Bentley and Aston Martin have been scaling back production during the recession.
Formula One team McLaren shares Rolls-Royce’s optimism, though, and is planning to produce a sports car.
“This is good news for the British car industry at a time when it is struggling,” said Rolls-Royce chief Tom Purves, who has himself responded to the economic crisis in recent months, laying off 40 temporary workers and temporarily closing the factory. Full story…