Centre-Est; Rhône-Alpes; Drôme
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Leather And Related Products
15 - Manufacture of leather and related products

197 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 December 2007
Employment effect (start)
17 December 2007
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


Charles Jourdan, a French shoe manufacturer, has announced the closure of its site in Romans-sur-Isère with the loss of 197 jobs in December 2007. The sole candidate bidding for the firm, Omniscent group, an US manufacture of perfumes and cosmetics, withdrew its interest.

Charles Jourdan Holding Age, is the owner of Charles Jourdan SAS, the French company holding the shoes production facilities. On September 12, Charles Jourdan went into compulsory administration for the third time in the last four years. The group has a debt of 2.0 millions EUR.

CGT, the French federation of clothing, textile and leather industry will provide a vocational training programme to Charles Jourdan's workers in order to help them change their qualifications and find a new job.


  • 18 December 2007: Le Monde
  • 18 December 2007: L'Humanité
  • 18 December 2007: Libération
  • 18 December 2007: Les Echos


Eurofound (2007), Charles Jourdan, Closure in France, factsheet number 66129, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66129.