EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Sud Ouest

Sud Ouest

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Gironde; Aquitaine; Sud-Ouest
Location of affected unit(s): Bordeaux


Sector: Information / communication
Publishing, audiovisual and broadcasting activities
58.13 - Publishing of newspapers
Number Employed: 858
Group: Groupe Sud Ouest - GSO

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-07-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 132
Planned Job Reductions max: 132
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 15-07-2019
Foreseen End Date: 15-07-2020
Other Job Reduction Measures: 132

Additional Information

The regional newspaper Sud-Ouest announced a voluntary redundancy plan to cut 132 jobs within a year. The 'Daily life' newspaper is facing major economic difficulties. Every year, this daily newspaper is confronted with a 3-5% decrease in its paper circulation. Of the 132 positions eliminated, 20 journalists will be affected by this departure plan.  This plan is part of a strategic plan for the years 2019/2023.

Sud-Ouest currently has 858 employees, including 269 journalists. A previous restructuring was recorded in 2012 with 180 job cuts on a total workforce of 1,100 employees.