Business expansion
Bassin Parisien; Bourgogne; Saône-et-Loire
Location of affected unit(s)
Chalon-sur-Saône, Le Creusot, Saint-Marcel
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25.30 - Manufacture of steam generators, except central heating hot water boilers

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 February 2018
Employment effect (start)
6 February 2018
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


Framatome (a part of the former French nuclear group Areva), which belong to the group EDF,  has announced the recruitment of 300 new workers in the Saône-et-Loire, including 150 at its sites of Saint-Marcel (Côte d'or), 100 at Châlon-sur-Saône (Côte d'or) and 50 at Le Creusot (Saône-et-Loire). The positions will be mainly production operators such as welders, machinists, but also maintenance, quality and methods' technicians. Areva NP (which became Framatome) announced in March 2017, the recruitment for 220 new positions in the department of Saône-et-Loire, including 200 at its sites of Châlon-sur-Saône and Saint-Marcel. With these recruitments, the group will gain the workforce it had lost in the framework of the voluntary departures plan launched by Areva in 2015 which resulted in 4,000 job cuts in 2016 and 2017, including 340 for these three sites.


  • 6 February 2018: Traces écrites news


Eurofound (2018), Framatome, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 93236, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93236.