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
84.1 - Administration of the State and the economic and social policy of the community

800 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 September 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2019
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


The Ministry of Labour has announced to cut 800 positions within Pôle Emploi, the Public employment service. Pôle Emploi currently employs 50,000 people and has already cut 297 positions in 2018. The Ministry of Labour estimates that the job cuts are justified by the decrease of the number of the unemployed. It also has to cope with a reduction of its budget, from €15,2 billion in 2018  to €13,1 billion in 2019, decided by the goverment.

Previously, job cuts were recorded 2010 (1,800 job reductions), and also two waves of recruitment in 2012 (2,000 job creations) and in 2013 (2,000 job creations).



Eurofound (2018), Pôle Emploi, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 95537, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/95537.