Internal restructuring
île de France;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.14 - Publishing of journals and periodicals

110 - 350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 October 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2014
Foreseen end date
30 April 2014


French Media group Lagardère Active has announced a large restructuring plan, with the potential loss of 350 jobs. According to the sources, about 10 titles are planned to be sold (240 jobs) and also job reduction measures will take place (110 jobs). According to the unions, about 560 positions are threatened taking into account 214 freelancers.

As reported, the management wants to finalise its plan by April 2014. In 2007, the group launched a worldwide restructuring plan with 230 to 350 job cuts in France (Lagardère2007).

Updated, 27-11-2013: As reported, negotiations on a social plan between unions and the management failed. Unions have organised a strike.


  • 27 November 2013: Libération
  • 17 October 2013: Lagardère Active (Press release)


Eurofound (2013), Lagardère Active, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 76392, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76392.