Car giant Jaguar Land Rover has brought some welcome good news to the economy by announcing 1,000 new jobs.
The posts will be created at the firm's Land Rover plant in Solihull, West Midlands.
The company said the jobs were being created in support of the business's ambition to deliver 40 "significant product actions" over the next five years under a multibillion-pound investment in product creation.
Des Thurlby, human resources director at Jaguar Land Rover, said: "This is great news for Solihull.
"We shall be increasing the plant workforce by more than 25%. We have a loyal and committed workforce at Solihull. These jobs are well paid with great benefits.
"We provide high-quality training and development for all our employees and we expect to receive many thousands of applications."
The recruitment campaign, which launches with national print and radio advertisements, is looking for production operators and skilled trades people.