Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.13 - Publishing of newspapers

318 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
60 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
5 November 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2014
Foreseen end date
6 December 2014


Media group Centre France La Montage is to cut 318 jobs by 2014 and to create 60 new ones.

The restructuring is due to decreasing sales of newspapers and advertisement space, and the introduction of a new market strategy by the management.

Cuts are expected to save the company EUR 16 million in salaries. They are to affect the prepress, advertisement, editorial, sales, marketing, and the administrative unit. Furthermore, the printing unit in Orleans is to be closed down.

Newly hired staff is to support the company’s strategy to boost its on-line information services. The resulting net employment effect amounts to a decrease in staff by 258 workers.

Centre France La Montage publishes 15 regional and local newspapers in France. It employed 1,911 staff in the country as of 2012.


  • 6 November 2013: Les Echos


Eurofound (2013), Centre France La Montagne, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 76125, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76125.