Internal restructuring
île de France; Paris;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Information Service Activities
Information Service Activities
63.9 - Other information service activities

80 - 90 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 June 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2020
Foreseen end date


The online press group Webedia, which owns about fifty Internet sites, has begun negotiations with its employees in order to cut between 80 and 90 positions out of a total of about 600 employees (that is between 10% and 15% of the workforce). The dismisal are taking place through a mutually agreed collective contract termination (rupture conventionnelle collective). The group has some 3,700 employees in France and abroad and expects to make savings of €50 million thanks to reductions in rental charges, reductions in expense accounts, renegotiation of supplier contracts, a hiring freeze and increases.   Management has explained that it is facing a significant decline in revenues in recent months (-28% in April, -39% in May) due to the Covid-19 crisis.   It is also reducing its workforce abroad by dimissing 150 people in Brazil, Spain, Germany and the United States.



Eurofound (2020), Webedia, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 101105, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101105.