Sunday, 23 December 2012

1000 new jobs for the North East

More good news for the North East; Nissan is investing £250m at its Sunderland plant which will create around 1,000 new jobs.
 
This is both good news for the North East and of Britain’s car industry which is creating jobs, taking on apprentices and becoming a growing part of our economy. I am a strong champion of manufacturing and this is exactly the kind of investment I want to see in our economy.
 
Nissian is a real powerhouse in the North East, originally coming here under the last Conservative government, the factory now employs around 6,000 people.

John Cridland, the CBI's director general, has described the news as the "the cherry on the cake" for the UK car industry in 2012.

Prime Minister David Cameron said “This announcement shows how the car industry in partnership with the Government continues to win important long term investment projects in a tough competitive sector, helping the UK to get ahead in the global race.”