EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

France Télécom

France Télécom

Geographic Location

Country: France


Sector: Information / communication
61 - Telecommunications
Number Employed: 105000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-10-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 5000
Planned Job Reductions max: 5000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2013
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2015

Additional Information

French telecommunications group France Télécom announced its intention to recruit 4,000 employees by 2015, but as 9,000 will leave the company to retire in the same time period, the net employment effect will be a loss of 5,000 positions.

The unions have criticized this implied decrease of the workforce.

It is reported that France Télécom will also recruit 5,000 young workers each year on apprenticeships employment contracts.