Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Courbevoie, Fos-sur-Mer, Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20.14 - Manufacture of other organic basic chemicals

190 - 240 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 October 2020
Employment effect (start)
12 October 2020
Foreseen end date
31 December 2021


The management of the American group ExxonMobil Chemical has announced at a Social and Economic Committee (SEC) meeting that 190 to 240 jobs in France will be cut by the end of 2021. The job cuts will be spread across the group's three French sites: its headquarters at Courbevois (Haut-de-Seine) near Paris, the Fos-sur-Mer refinery (Bouches-du-Rhône) and the Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon platform (Seine-Maritime). The group currently employs 2,250 people in France. The job cuts will concern support functions. The details of the repair of these measures between each of the sites have not been communicated by the group.  In addition, the group has announced the closure of one of the units at the Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon platform at the beginning of 2021. 56 employees are expected to lose their jobs as a result.

A previous restructuring 133 job cuts was announced in 2010 at Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon.



Eurofound (2020), ExxonMobil Chemical France, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 102003, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102003.