Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
All units
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

3,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 November 2010
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2011
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


On 23 November 2010, the car manufacturer Renault announced its intention to cut 3,000 jobs in France over the next three years using an early retirement programme. The programme is aimed at employees who are at least 58 years of age and have done shift-work for more than 15 years or those who have a permanent incapacity of at least 10%.  Such workers will be able to leave the company and earn 75% of their most recent gross wage until they are able to retire with their full pension. The company expects to sell fewer cars in France over the next three years and wants to relocate car production to lower cost countries. Renault is currently building a new plant in Tunisia.



Eurofound (2010), Renault, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 71216, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71216.