Michelin wants to cut 451 jobs for the 3rd year of its “simplification” plan

The French tire manufacturer is cutting fewer jobs than expected.

The French tire manufacturer Michelin plans to cut 451 jobs in France in 2023, for the third year of its “simplification and competitiveness plan” announced in early 2021, says AFP. The results of its planned three-year plan would therefore be around 1,750 job cuts, according to a spokesperson for the manufacturer. Initially, Michelin had planned up to 2,300 job cuts.

The group currently has 17,000 employees in France, and more than 120,000 worldwide.

Among the job cuts for 2023, Michelin is considering 319 early retirement departures and is offering 210 places open to external mobility. At the same time, the group plans to create 318 jobs. “For 2023, the deletions-creations balance in all sectors is approaching balance and we welcome this relatively good news, in a context where we are talking about deletions more often”, underlines on its site the CFE-CGC, the first union of the group. For SUD, second union, “there are fewer cuts than expected and so much the better, but we fear the extension of the plan in 2024 and 2025, especially in the current context of soaring prices which is degrading competitiveness”indicated Jérôme Lorton, central union representative.

The 2023 job cuts mainly concern the group’s head office in Clermont-Ferrand, where 313 jobs will be cut – mainly tertiary activities – according to a note sent to the unions before a meeting of the social and economic committee (CSE) scheduled for December 6. . For the industrial part, the sites of Cholet (51 deletions), Troyes (30) and Puy-en-Velay (25) are the most affected.

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