Jaguar Land Rover Is Hiring Software Engineers Elon Musk Fired From Twitter

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The automaker wants to snap up fired workers from Twitter and Meta to advance its digital endeavors.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is looking to recruit former Twitter and Meta employees to fill important engineering and digital openings.

The Coventry-based automaker hopes to hire 800 workers across several countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, China, and India. A new jobs portal will be launched "for displaced tech workers following large-scale job losses at Meta, Twitter, and others, to recruit digital capability into the business," said the company in a statement.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently purchased Twitter - a move that some investors are displeased by - for approximately $44 billion and has since fired many staff members.

It seems, however, that this mass exodus of workers will stand JLR in good stead as it hopes to develop its autonomous driving, electrification, and cloud software departments.

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The company's chief information officer, Anthony Battle said, "Our digital transformation journey is well underway but being able to recruit highly skilled digital workers is an important next step. We are pleased to be able to provide opportunities to talented individuals with digital capabilities."

JLR recently witnessed the departure of Thierry Bollore, CEO of the car company for two years. The former chief executive cited personal reasons for his resignation, but many believe he was forced out of the company due to his inability to manage the chip crisis.

While it affected myriad companies, JLR seemed to suffer immensely and could not ramp up production of the new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, both serious money-makers for the automaker.

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As per Bloomberg, tech companies are cutting workers as they struggle to contend with slowed consumer spending and higher interest rates. Meta, for example, has cut 11,000 jobs in what is described as the first major layoff in the company's history.

The company hopes to snatch up as many talented tech employees as possible. This is crucial for the brand's Reimagine strategy, which will see plenty of change coming. Jaguar won't launch any new cars until 2025 when it will be reborn as an all-electric brand.

"Jaguar Land Rover is transforming to an electric-first business, and we are creating some of the most digitally advanced vehicles ever seen," added the company's Dave Nesbitt. "Through our products, we will create new experiences, new levels of intimacy, and connected car services for our customers, to give our clients a [truly] modern luxury experience."

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Source Credits: Bloomberg

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