EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Loire-Atlantique; Pays de la Loire; Ouest
Location of affected unit(s): Montoir-de-Bretagne, Toulouse


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery
Number Employed: 25000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 13-01-2014
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2014
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2014
Planned Job Creation: 1500

Additional Information

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus intends to hire an additional 1,500 staff in France by the end of 2014. The company is looking for fitters, operators and technicians.

The positions are to be filled by workers with diverse skill backgrounds. Furthermore, 500 of the 1,500 positions are reserved for workers that are to be relocated from the declining defense and space section.

The measure is due to an increased production of the A350 airplane and the construction of its new A320neo airplane.

Airbus currently employs about 61,000 staff globally, of which 25,000 in France. During the past 5 years, the company has recruited about 16,500 additional staff. See announced job expansions in France during 2012: Airbus2012-1, Airbus2012-2.