Internal restructuring
Est; Franche-Comté; Doubs
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

800 - 850 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 April 2013
Employment effect (start)
15 July 2013
Foreseen end date
31 July 2013


On the 24th of April 2013, the car manufacturer PSA Peugeot-Citroën will remove a night shift (created in September 2009) in its Sochaux plant and cut about 800 to 850 jobs in its temporary workforce. Permanent staff will be replaced on day positions. The decision will be implemented on the 15th of July. The management explained this decision by the huge decrease of sells in Europe.  As announced in March there were 300 new jobs in Sochaux (see here).

In summer 2012 the company announced a restructuring plan (see here) affecting in total 8,000 jobs in France. According to this plan, the Sochaux site would be affected with the loss of 684 jobs. According to the most recent announcements there were 579 voluntary departures and a redeployment plan. 125 employees were redeployed in the R&D unit and 113 ones in the Industrial Management unit. 



Eurofound (2013), PSA Peugeot-Citroën, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 75326, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75326.