European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities
New offshoring locations
Poland, India

600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 May 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


On 5 May 2010, the steel company ArcelorMittal has announced to the European Works Council, an outsourcing project of the software services infrastructure Europe affecting about 600 employees mainly in France (162), Romania (92), Poland (76), Belgium (71), Spain (62), Czech Republic (58), Luxemburg (44), Germany (17) and Italy (7).

ArcelorMittal has taken a similar decision last year for the accounting activities which were offshored to Poland and India. These IT Jobs could be relocated either in other EU countries or India. Six firms will be requested to express their interest in this outsourcing operation: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, HCL, CSC, Wipro and Capgemini. The company will take its final decision in late September or early October.


  • 7 May 2010: Les Echos
  • 27 May 2010: Liaisons sociales Europe
  • : (www.lejsl.com)


Eurofound (2010), ArcelorMittal, Offshoring/Delocalisation in European Union, factsheet number 70515, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70515.