Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
La Défense and other sites in France
Mining / Quarrying
Mining And Quarrying
Extraction Of Crude Petroleum And Natural Gas
06 - Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas

100 - 600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 April 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2011
Foreseen end date
1 April 2017


Total, the French multinational energy company, presented a voluntary redundancy scheme affecting 100 employees per year for the next 6 years. The departure plan will be open to all employees with more than 10 years seniority within the company. Employees are able to submit their demand to participate in the scheme until mid-September 2011. The company aims at reducing costs in order to cope with the increasing competition from the European market and the ongoing downtrend in consumer demand. Half of the redundancies concern the headquarters in La Défense, the rest affects sites all over France.

Total is a leading multinational energy company with 96,387 employees and operations in more than 130 countries. Its businesses cover the entire oil and gas chain, from crude oil and natural gas exploration and production to power generation, transportation, refining, petroleum product marketing, and international crude oil and product trading.



Eurofound (2011), Total, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 71876, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71876.