Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62 - Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

345 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 May 2015
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2015
Foreseen end date
31 October 2015


Computing US company IBM has announced to its central works council a reorganisation plan to cut about 345 positions via a voluntary departure scheme affecting mainly those approaching retirement. The job cuts are expected to be implemented by October 2015. CGT and CFDT unions claims the firm has pledged to hire one person for every two jobs cut, while it will also offer external mobility.

IBM has cut positions in France on a regular basis since the 90s. The last voluntary departure plan was implemented in 2013 with 689 job cuts.


  • 7 May 2015: Le Figaro
  • 14 May 2015: La Tribune


Eurofound (2015), IBM, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 83462, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83462.