Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Chatellerault, Toulouse, Vendôme, Valence, Mérignac
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.51 - Manufacture of instruments and appliances for measuring, testing and navigation

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 October 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Thales AVS, the Thales Group's aerospace subsidiary, has announced 1,000 job cuts in France, out of the 4,000 currently employed. The company is suffering 25% business losses due to the COVID-19 epidemic.

Negotiations have been opened with the trade unions and the management has indicated its willingness to adapt employment to avoid redundancies, favouring voluntary departures and recourse to long-term short-time working. In addition, a reclassification of employees to other, less weakened entities of the group has already begun. In Toulouse, for example, part of the engineering division was able to lend a hand to the Alena Space subsidiary. The other solutions negotiated will concern early retirement schemes, internal mobility or aid for business creation. 



Eurofound (2020), Thales AVS France, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 102425, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102425.