Energy firm EDF plans to cut 5% of its staff in France by 2018.
That’s more than 4,000 jobs of its workforce in the country, reports claimed.
The company made the announcement in order to adapt to “its environment and difficult market conditions in France and Europe, which make it essential for the company to adapt”.
It claims the decision comes after a period of “sustained, significant increases in staff numbers, which rose by 9% between the end of 2010 and the end of 2014”.
Marianne Laigneau, Group Senior Executive Vice President in charge of Human Resources said: “EDF will continue to be a major recruiter in France in the years to come, with between 1,000 and 2,000 new recruits planned every year between 2016 and 2018 in its core areas of developing business such as digital.
“Priority will now be given to employees’ internal mobility and career development as well as apprenticeships, which remain a major challenge for the company.”