Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Lille, various
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62.01 - Computer programming activities

99 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
490 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
24 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2018
Foreseen end date
1 January 2021


IBM France has announced the opening of its first French Security Operations Center (SOC) to detect and analyse computer attacks. The centre will be based in Lille (Nord). This centre, which currently has about ten employees, should reach 100 employees within three years. 90 recruitments are thus planned. In addition, the shared services centre, which currently employs 600 people, is also expected to grow up to 1,000 employees within three years. In total the group is expected to create 490 positions within three years at Lille.

At the same time, IBM has announced a voluntary departure plan at the national level to cut 99 jobs. Negotiations will be ongoing for the next month.


  • 24 January 2018: Les Echos
  • 8 February 2018: Le Figaro


Eurofound (2018), IBM, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 93227, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93227.