Banque de France to slash personnel numbers


Banque de France has unveiled plans to cut staff numbers from 13,009 to 10,500 by 2020.

In an interview with Agence France-Presse, confirmed by the central bank, head of human resources Frédéric Peyret said governor Christian Noyer had decided that as staff members retire, only one in two would be replaced.

Peyret said the central bank faced a demographic crisis, with up to 700 people a year approaching retirement age over the coming years.

Banque de France has over the last decade already

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