EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Lorraine; Est
Location of affected unit(s): Florange


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
24.1 - Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys
Number Employed: 3900
Group: Arcelor

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 24-01-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 1550
Planned Job Reductions max: 1550
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2009
Foreseen End Date: 01-12-2010

Additional Information

Arcelor employes 37000 workers in France. The workers affected by the closure of the blast furnace represent half of the persons that will be retired this year. Arcelor will then not go through a social plan for the french closure. Nevertheless, many subcontractors and linked companies and workers will be affected by this plan. No estimations are made for the moment.