EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: île de France


Sector: Hotel / restaurants
Accomodation and food service activities
56.21 - Event catering activities
Number Employed: 400
Group: Sodexo

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-10-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 184
Planned Job Reductions max: 197
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-12-2020

Additional Information

Contract catering giant Sodexo subisdiary, Lenôtre, which has a catering activity with shops in the Parisian region, will be affcetd by job cuts ranging from 184 to 197 positions. Sodexo also announced a dismissals of 2,183 workers  in its corporate catering activities (canteens) and at its headquarters.

The serious drop in activity in the organisation of events (conventions, seminars, weddings, and other events)  due to COVID-19 restrictions and the reduced number of visitors to Lenôtre boutiques, are the reasons, according to the management, for this redundancy plan.