Jaguar Land Rover said it will not be renewing the contracts of 1,000 temporary workers at two factories.
The UK’s biggest carmaker, owned by India’s Tata Motors, blamed “continuing headwinds” affecting the car industry.
It said it was continuing to recruit large numbers of engineers and apprentices and it remained committed to its UK plants.
Earlier this year, it had said it would cut production amid uncertainty over Brexit and changes to taxes on diesel cars.
Those cuts were made at its Halewood plant in Merseyside. These jobs will go at the Solihull.
JLR was expected to announce the cuts on April 16, with Brexit and the 37% drop in demand for diesel cars in the UK again being cited as the chief reasons for the changes.
90% of the company’s models are diesel-powered.
JLR employs 40,000 people in the UK, 10,000 at Solihull.