London — Jaguar Land Rover, Britain’s biggest car maker, will hire 5,000 staff as it boosts its skills in autonomous and electric technology, a welcome business endorsement as Prime Minister Theresa May starts Brexit talks after a botched election. Jaguar Land Rover, which employs more than 40,000 people globally, said it would hire 1,000 electronic and software engineers as well as 4,000 additional personnel including in manufacturing, most of whom will be based in Britain. The recruitment process will take place over the next 12 months, during Britain’s talks to leave the European Union, which car makers have warned must result in a deal that retains free and unfettered trade to protect jobs. May lost her parliamentary majority in the June 8 general election that her Conservatives fought on the promise of a clean break with the EU single market and customs union. The renewed political uncertainty has caused business confidence tumble in recent days, according to surveys and busine...

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