Carmaker Renault said Thursday it will cut up to 2,000 engineering and support jobs in France as it moves to electric vehicles.
The loss-making group, which has already announced about 4,600 job cuts in the country as part of a sweeping restructuring, said in a press release that it is starting talks with unions about plans to cut.
In general, after hiring 2500 people employed in other fields, 500 new jobs will be created. Renault said it intends to build nine new car models in France.
Like its competitors, Renault is trying to increase its EV supply and has said new hires will work in areas such as data science or chemistry specialists, as the company, for example, seeks to expand its manufacturing capacity in the battery field.