Nord - Pas-De-Calais; Nord;
Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Security And Investigation Activities
Private Security Activities
80.10 - Private security activities

137 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 July 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 August 2016
Foreseen end date
31 August 2016


The Commercial court of Lille has decided to liquidate the private security company ARES-Sécurité, which currently employs 137 individuals. A take-over was expected but it failed, resulting in court's decision to liquidate the company. The employees were informed by Email on the 27 July and will receive their official dismissal letter during the first week of August. All employees are entitled to join scheme Carrer Path Security Contract (contrat de sécuritsation professionnelle). If the company does not meet the criteria to provide for reemployment leave, a Career Path Security Contract has to be put in place entitling workers to personalised support measures (e.g. training, help in business start-up). The workers receive compensation equal to a percentage of their former wage for one year. Furthermore, if the company is facing serious difficulties (for instance bankruptcy), the government may intervene via the national employment fund, which is aimed at workers' redeployment.


  • 28 July 2016: La Voix du Nord


Eurofound (2016), Arès Securité, Bankruptcy in France, factsheet number 88285, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88285.