EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemical and botanical products
21 - Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations
Number Employed: 1200

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 31-01-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 137
Planned Job Reductions max: 137
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-02-2011
Foreseen End Date: 31-08-2011

Additional Information

The Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche announced it is to cut 137 positions of pharmaceutical sales representatives across the country. The restructuring plan was announced in December and will be implemented by the end of August. Roche has 1,200 employees in France and 600 in the diagnostics department. The group announced in November 2010, a worldwide restructuring plan with 4,800 job cut (see related fact sheet n. 16343).