Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.11 - General public administration activities

1,815 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 October 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


According to the Finance and Budget Law 2017, the French Ministry of Finance will cut about 1,815 positions. This decision follows other job cuts measures which, according to unions,  saw up to 36,000 job cuts since 2012. The job cuts will result only from non replacement of retiring employees. Unions denounce the bad working conditions and the increase of the workload resulting from these job cuts. Unions denounced their opposition to the job cuts in the French tax administration with two demonstrations and said they will organise more industrial action in the coming weeks.


  • 17 October 2016: France 3 Rhône-Alpes
  • 18 October 2016: Centre Presse


Eurofound (2016), Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances , Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 88956, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88956.