Business expansion
Centre-Est; Auvergne; Puy-de-Dôme
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products
22.11 - Manufacture of rubber tyres and tubes; retreading and rebuilding of rubber tyres

700 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
13 December 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


On December 14th, tyre manufacturer Michelin announced the creation of 700 jobs in France in 2012. The company is reported to recruit for 450 managerial positions and 250 blue-collar production workers. Two-thirds of the new recruits will be recruited for headquarter in Clermont-Ferrand (Puy-de-Dôme).

Michelin is said to organize 100 recruitment events during 2012 in order to fill the new positions, involving recruitment by help of social media (facebook, linkedin etc.).

During the financial and economic crisis in 2009, Michelin had announced to cut between 1,700 and 3,000 French jobs before 2011 (see here).

UPDATE: On 12 March 2012, Michelin signed a three years agreement with the French Employment Public service Pôle Emploi to support Michelin in its recruitments.


  • 12 March 2012: L'usine Nouvelle
  • 13 December 2011: Le Progrès (www.leprogres.fr)


Eurofound (2011), Michelin, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 72835, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72835.