Business expansion
United Kingdom
Scotland; Eastern Scotland; West Lothian
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Architectural And Engineering Activities; Technical Testing And Analysis
71.12 - Engineering activities and related technical consultancy

212 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 June 2015
Employment effect (start)
8 June 2015
Foreseen end date


US electronics manufacturing company Jabil will create 212 new jobs as part of plans to expand its Livingston site in West Lothian, Scotland. Along with creating new jobs, a total of 147 jobs will be saved.

The company will invest £12.5 million (approx. €17.1 million) to expand operations and capabilities in the areas of research and development, new product development and manufacturing. The company received a grant to the amount of £450,000 (approx. €616,000) from Scottish Enterprise (the government agency responsible for economic development) to support the first phase of expansion. Jabil opened the Livingston facility 21 years ago and provides advice on process improvement and supply chain management to large firms across a range of industries including IT, automotive, aerospace, defence, healthcare and communications.


  • 8 June 2015: BBC News Scotland
  • 9 June 2015: Herald Scotland
  • 8 June 2015: The Scotsman


Eurofound (2015), Jabil, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 83665, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83665.