Groupe Hamelin intends to cut costs at its Canson subsidiary in France. As a result, 58 out of 270 jobs are to be eliminated at the beginning of next year.
French manufacturer of office supplies Groupe Hamelin will reduce the number of jobs at its French subsidiary Canson in Annonay near Lyon. According to the CGT trade union, Canson announced on 9 October that it will cut 58 jobs during the first quarter of 2015. At the moment, 270 people are said to be employed in Annonay. The company stated it needed to reduce costs and improve profitability, said CGT. Groupe Hamelin did not respond to an enquiry concerning the issue.
Canson is part of Groupe Hamelin which is headquartered in the French Normandy region. Canson produces paper products for artists' supplies and is the worldwide leader in this segment, according to the parent company.