Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.2 - Event catering and other food service activities

128 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 September 2009
Employment effect (start)
2 November 2009
Foreseen end date
30 June 2010


Compass Group France, a subsidiary of the UK catering company Compass Group, has announced its plans to cut 104 jobs between November 2009 and July 2010. 118 jobs will be reduced and 10 vacancies will not be filled. At the same time, 10 new jobs are to be created.

A staff reduction is needed because the company has merged operations at its headquarter in Chatillon. Trade unions and employees contested this decision in October 2009. Compass Group France assured that it wants to avoid direct lay-offs. In total, the group employs some 15,000 people in France.


  • 1 October 2009: Les Echos
  • 1 October 2009: Le Parisien
  • 29 September 2009: Le Figaro (www.lefigaro.fr)
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Eurofound (2009), Compass Group France, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 69625, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69625.