Stephen Byers, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, said that 200 of the new jobs would be for the long-term unemployed, taken on through the Government's New Deal programme. Peugeot is adding a third shift at Ryton, raising output to 3,400 cars a week from 2,500 at present.
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THE COVENTRY-based carmaker Peugeot confirmed that it is to create 900 jobs by increasing production of the 206 range at its Ryton plant.