Renault to reduce 2,000 engineering and support jobs

Carmaker Renault said it would reduce up to 2,000 engineering and support jobs in France as it shifts into electric cars and hires in different positions.
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The loss-making group, which has already announced around 4,600 job reductions in France, said in a statement it was opening talks with unions about the latest plans.

Renault will create 500 net new jobs, after hiring 2,500 people in other functions. Renault said it aimed to build nine new car models in France.

Renault said the new hires would be in areas such as data sciences or chemistry specialists, as it looks to build its expertise in batteries for example.