Ford Motor Co.’s Land Rover unit will cut about 1,000 jobs at its Solihull, U.K., plant in 2003 to reduce costs and improve efficiency. As of now, Land Rover will not force workers out, but will rely instead on voluntary redundancy, Reuters reports. The cuts amount to 12% of the plant’s total workforce. This year, Land Rover cut about 500 white collar positions through voluntary redundancy and early retirement packages.

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