Rolls-Royce Hires New Staff for Ghost Production

In contrast to the whole automotive market who takes action against the economic recession by setting new cost-cutting measures - including here the almost popular by now job cuts - luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce is now planning to hire some new staff. According to a report by, the company needs approximately 150 new workers for the production of the Ghost model. The upcoming model will be manufactured at the Goodwood factory in Sussex, the aforementioned source added.

Obviously, this can only be good news for the British automotive industry and, particularly, for those working at the Goodwood production facility since the company has so high expectations from this particular factory. The new employees will be responsible for the production of wood and leather parts as well as for paint shops and assembly areas. Some of the new staff will also work at the company's headquarters, Rolls Royce confirmed.

“This is good news for the British car industry at a time when it is struggling. Britain has an exceptional talent for automotive production and we are keen to maximise this at Rolls-Royce. We now need to put people in place to bring the car to market," Rolls-Royce CEO Tom Purves said.

Nevertheless, the news shouldn't surprise those familiar with Rolls' efforts in the British car industry as the luxury car manufacturer has several times tried to expand the Goodwood facility, especially to prepare it for the production of the new Ghost.

And speaking of Ghost, the car was first displayed at the Geneva Auto Show in the form of a concept car codenamed 200EX. The first production models are expected to hit the streets later next year, with prices likely to go as high as 170,000 pounds.
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