Surging demand sees JCB “sold out until next year”

Grant Prior 2 months ago
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JCB said most of its products are now sold out until next year as demand hits historic highs.

The machinery giant is recruiting another 100 new welders for its Staffordshire factories in a bid to keep up with orders.

So far this year JCB has recruited 1,350 new shop floor employees and handed permanent contracts to 1,000 agency employees.

The firm said “demand for JCB machines has reached historic highs with most products now sold out until next year”.

Mark Turner, JCB chief operating officer, said: “We are delighted to be building on that success with the creation of 100 permanent new welders’ jobs.

“We offer some of the best conditions and pay rates in the region and with opportunities for nightshift work and overtime, this is great news for welders in the area looking to join a successful global company.”

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