Thursday, September 21, 2006
Lotus Cars jobs go as US slows
Norfolk's economy has been dealt another blow as car manufacturer Group Lotus announced 200 job losses. Workers at the Hethel plant were told the news on Wednesday afternoon, which is being blamed on falling sales in the United States. It comes less than a week after Norwich Union announced 850 redundancies in Norwich and printing firm NJP closed with the loss of 286 jobs. Group Lotus said it needed to cut its manufacturing workforce because of a slowdown in the US - the company's biggest market.