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Car plant keen to recruit staff

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: March 14, 2014

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Redundant car workers laid off from the West's biggest auto factory last year have been given a boost after a car factory 30 miles away said they were wanted there.

Hundreds were laid off by Honda in Swindon over the past couple of years, but now the Mini factory in Cowley, near Oxford, is looking for new recruits after expanding production with a third shift.

It is the first time Mini has actively advertised for jobs in Swindon, hoping to use the experienced car factory workers in the town.

"We believe there are people in Swindon with the skills we need and who are used to the workings of car manufacturing, and who are interested in travelling to Oxford," said a spokesman for Mini.

"The process of recruiting the core workforce has been going on for some time, but we are talking about maintenance personnel here," he added.

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