Internal restructuring
Méditerranée; Provence-Alpes-Côte d\'Azur;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.13 - Publishing of newspapers

148 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 October 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Newspapers publisher Hersant Media announced the restructuring of its subsidiary Nice-Matin with a consequent loss of 180 to 200 jobs. The reduction measure is part of a larger cost-saving plan and is to affect 40 to 50 journalists.

With the support of the Labour ministry, social partners have started to negotiate a social plan for the restructuring to be finalized by November 30th.  The conclusion of such an agreement is a condition for new investors to be included in the company’s future.

In 2012, Hersant Media had announced the loss of 270 job places as the result of of the sale of one of its units.

UPDATE 29-11-2013: The management has announced to cut only 148 jobs as compared to the 183 that were previously announced.


  • 29 November 2013: Le Figaro
  • 7 October 2013: Le Monde
  • 6 October 2013: Le Figaro
  • 21 October 2013: Le Figaro


Eurofound (2013), Nice Matin, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 76051, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76051.