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Nissan plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs around the world: Report

The additional cuts come on top of the 4,800 jobs Nissan announced in May

AFP/PTI  |  Tokyo 

Nissan's net profit fell to a near-decade low last year and it has already warned of “a difficult business environment” for the next 12 months 	Photo: Bloomberg
Nissan's net profit fell to a near-decade low last year and it has already warned of “a difficult business environment” for the next 12 months Photo: Bloomberg

Japanese car giant Nissan plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs around the world as part of efforts to turn itself around, Kyodo agency said Tuesday, citing company sources.

The additional cuts come on top of the 4,800 jobs Nissan announced in May it was trimming from its global workforce of around 139,000. Nissan's net profit fell to a near-decade low in the last business year and it has already warned of "a difficult business environment" for the next 12 months.

The company has been hit by a fall in sales in the United States and Europe and is still reeling after the shock arrest of former boss Carlos Ghosn on financial misconduct charges.

It has also been facing tensions with its French partner Renault, which owns 43 per cent of the Japanese manufacturer, and is undergoing an overhaul intended to strengthen governance at the firm.

Nissan is expected to announce the on Thursday, Kyodo said.

The move is likely to hit some factories in South America and other regions where Nissan has low profitability, the agency said.

First Published: Wed, July 24 2019. 01:45 IST
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