Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Toulouse, Rennes, Eu, Ormes and Orvault
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.30 - Manufacture of communication equipment

595 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 October 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


France-based global telecommunications equipment provider Alcatel-Lucent is to cut 900 jobs and to create another 200 jobs in France by 2014.

As announced, the restructuring is part of a worldwide plan aiming to ensure the company’s competitiveness in a time of growing market pressure.

The restructuring refers to the closure of the two industrial plants in Toulouse (100 employees) and Rennes (110 employees). Furthermore, the company aims to sell the three plants in Eu (Seine-Maritime), Ormes (Loiret) and Orvault (Loire-Atlantique) by 2015. Other job cuts will affect mainly support functions, administrative and commercial staff.

The group also announced to recruit 200 young engineers and technicians by 2014. 

The French-US Alcatel group is based in Paris, employing about 8,000 staff in France. In 2012, the company had already announced the dismissal of 1,430 staff.

Updated, 04/06/2014: The unions CFDT and CFE-CGC finally signed a job saving scheme on 3 June 2014. The scheme anticipates 595 job cuts, compared to the 900 initially announced.


  • 8 October 2013: Alcatel-Lucent (Press release)
  • 8 October 2013: Les Echos
  • 6 June 2014: Le Monde


Eurofound (2013), Alcatel-Lucent, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 76041, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76041.