Location of affected unit(s)
Marseille, Villepinte, Lyon, Strasbourg
Administrative Services
Travel Agency, Tour Operator And Other Reservation Service And Related Activities
Travel Agency And Tour Operator Activities
79.11 - Travel agency activities

194 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 January 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


On 10 January 2013 Carlson Wagonlit Travel France, a business travel management company, announced a restructuring plan and 194 job cuts by the end of 2014.

This employment safeguarding plan (Plan de sauvegarde de l’emploi) is part if a three year strategic plan called « Evolution 2015 ». Employees of the sites of Marseille and Lyon will be brought together in Saint-Etienne, employees from Strasbourg will be relocated to Belfort and employees from Villepinte to Nanterre. The first site to be closed will be in Marseille in April.

It is the third restructuring in three years  (see here for the 2009 case). The management will launch negotiations with the unions and aims to avoid forced dismissals by proposing relocation of employees or voluntary departures.

The job cuts represents about 20% of the workforce. By the end of 2008, the totalworkforce reached 3,000 employees.



Eurofound (2013), Carlson Wagonlit Travel France, Relocation in France, factsheet number 74762, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74762.