BMW to create up to 6,000 new jobs next year - CEO

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's BMW plans to create up to 6,000 new jobs next year to prepare for growing demand for its electric vehicles, the carmaker's chief executive told daily Muenchner Merkur.

BMW is on a very good path through the transformation and has its plants prepared for e-mobility, Oliver Zipse was quoted as saying in an interview published on Wednesday. "That is why we will increase our workforce by up to five percent next year."

(This story corrects to clarify that the interview was with Muenchner Merkur not news wire dpa.)

(Reporting by Kirsti Knolle; Editing by Michael Nienaber)

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