JCB is to recruit more than 400 extra agency staff as the firm said it was gearing up “for a surge in production”. The market for construction equipment has “rebounded sharply”, the Staffordshire company said, after production was brought to a halt by the Covid-19 pandemic. The 400 agency jobs are in a variety of shop-floor roles including assembly, welding and fork lift truck drivers. Up to 300 permanent contracts are being given to JCB’s existing temporary workers in addition to the new recruitment.
The Chancellor has delivered his Autumn Statement, which, despite all the rhetoric and propaganda, was largely a damp squib for contractors, temps and self-employed people.