PSA Peugeot Citroen is extending voluntary departure offers or retraining to a larger group of workers in France as it pursues 6,000 European job cuts this year.

Sources have told Reuters PSA is rolling out its buyout programme to areas not necessarily considered overstaffed.

A spokesman said the company had not increased its goal of 1,900 volunteers for the French buyout or retraining programme, which also seeks to transfer some workers internally.

The target of 6,000 European job cuts was announced by chief executive Philippe Varin last September. It includes 2,500 positions at external suppliers and service providers and 3,500 within the company.