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JCB to recruit 400

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.
Up to 300 permanent contracts are being given to existing agency staff in addition to the new recruitment.
JCB said the year had "started strongly".
The 400 agency jobs are in a variety of shop-floor roles including assembly, welding and fork lift truck drivers.
Chief Operating Officer Mark Turner said in March orders "disappeared overnight" when the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, adding "regrettably many staff positions were impacted."
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