Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Autun and others
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Wearing Apparel
14.14 - Manufacture of underwear

265 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 May 2015
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2015
Foreseen end date
31 October 2015


The US textile and clothing group Hanesbrands has announced to the central works council 265 job cuts at its French sites (17% of its workforce)  in the framework of a European wide reorganisation that will lead to 600 job cuts . The job cuts will mainly affect the Autin site (Saône et Loire) with with 165 employees dismissed (20% of the factory workforce) The redundant positions will be mainly technicians and managers. The management has presented a social plan on 19 May 2015 to the central works council and will negotiate with union measures to reduce the number of dismissals

After a first strike, the management announced that it would give more time for the process of information-consultation, which must be finished by 15 October 2015.The management explains its decision to cut by a low growth of the underwear market in the US and in Europe, a weak economic climate in Europe and an increase in the cost of production. In May 2014, the group DBApparel, before being acquired by Hanesbrands, cut 142 salesperson positions.


  • 20 May 2015: France 3 Bourgogne
  • 16 April 2015: Les Echos
  • 16 April 2015: Le Figaro


Eurofound (2015), Hanesbrands, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 83553, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83553.