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November 26, 2019 1:00 PM, EST

German Automaker Audi to Cut 9,500 Jobs by 2025

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BERLIN — Volkswagen subsidiary Audi says it’s cutting 9,500 jobs in Germany through 2025 as part of a transformation plan to make the company “lean and sustainable.”

The Ingolstadt-based automaker said Nov. 26 that at the same time, it expects to add 2,000 positions for a net loss of 7,500 jobs.

Audi currently has about 90,000 employees worldwide, including 60,000 in Germany, and has been struggling to keep up with domestic rivals BMW and Daimler in recent years.

Some of its cars also have been part of the diesel emissions cheating scandal, which has centered on parent company Volkswagen.

Part of Audi’s plan includes ensuring that new electric cars will be built at its plants in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm in Germany.

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