Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62.0 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

245 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 February 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2012
Foreseen end date


Alcatel Lucent, a global telecommunications company specialized in fixed and mobile broadband networks, is to cut 490 jobs at its sites in Italy. The job cuts are reported to mainly affect the Italian headquarters of Alcatel Lucent, located at Vimercate in the province of Milan.

Moreover, it is reported that the job cuts will mainly affect specialized technicians (360 out of 490 job cuts). According to the company, the labour force's rationalization is due to a reorganization of business units and a focus on new investments in the next generation of networks.

The trade unions criticized the company's decision and show concern about the future of Alcatel Lucent's sites in Italy. For this reason, they have requested the involvement of national authorities in order to find solutions which foster new investments in Italy by Alcatel Lucent.

UPDATE 23-05-2012: After negotiations between the company, the trade unions and the Ministry of Economic Development Alcatel Lucent has announced to cut 245 jobs instead of the previously announced 490. Moreover, the company has announced new investments in its Italian plants.

Alcatel Lucent currently employs around 2,100 people in Italy.


  • 23 May 2012: Il Sole 24 Ore
  • 2 October 2012: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2012), Alcatel Lucent, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 73149, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73149.