EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France


Sector: Hotel / restaurants
Accomodation and food service activities
56.29 - Other food service activities
Number Employed: 9500

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-10-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 1888
Planned Job Reductions max: 1888
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-12-2020

Additional Information

The catering giant Elior has announced a plan to cut 1,888 jobs in its corporate catering business. This activity is being adversely affected by the development of teleworking in large companies, in which Elior provides catering services for employees. The Employment safeguard plan (PSE) will affect 1,260 catering sites operated by its subsidiaries Elior Entreprises and Arpège, which represents the high-end segment.
As far as possible, the catering group will 'offer redeployment to the employees concerned' to other businesses located in France. More than 1,000 positions will potentially be available in the coming year', said the managing director of the corporate business within Elior France. Elior's corporate catering branch has seen its business shrink by 45% compared with last year due to the health crisis.