EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
49 - Land transport and transport via pipelines
Number Employed: 235000
Group: SNCF

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-04-2011
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2011
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2011
Planned Job Creation: 8000

Additional Information

SNCF group, the French national rail company, announced its plan to hire 8,000 employees by the end of 2011. Half of these new jobs will be based at the parent company and the other half at SNCF's private subsidiaries such as the local passenger transport company Keolis and the freight transport company Geodis.

The parent company's workforce, however, continue to diminish and the yearly balance of hirings and layoffs will once again be negative with more than 1,800 layoffs planned in 2011. At the same time, the upward trend with regard to employment levels continues in the private subsidiaries and SNCF's total workforce by now accounts for 235,000 people.