EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

France Télécom

France Télécom

Geographic Location

Country: France


Sector: Information / communication
61 - Telecommunications

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-02-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 16000
Planned Job Reductions max: 16000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2006
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2006
Other Job Reduction Measures: 16000

Additional Information

France Telecom, the French telecommunications company, announced on 15 January 2006 that 16,000 jobs would be suppressed in France by the end of 2008. 22,000 people are to leave the company through natural attrition till 2009. Voluntary relocation are expected (1,000 a year).Early retirement measures, considered as too expensive won't be implemented. No information was given on the exact number of direct dismissals.