Goodyear To Close Only UK Plant

More than 300 jobs are to be lost with the closure of Goodyear's only UK manufacturing plant in Wolverhampton.

The US tyre company has announced that it is to move its UK operations to Europe and the Middle East in an effort to "strengthen its competitiveness in the face of a challenging business environment".

Some 330 people are currently employed by Goodyear in Wolverhampton, and those jobs are now expected to be lost.

The company said that it would do "everything (it could) to support all employees who are affected".


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