As part of the programme to recruit 6,000 employees worldwide in the first half of 2022 announced on 19 January 2022 (Airbus-2022-WO), Airbus has confirmed the recruitment of 1,500 new employees in France, including 800 around Toulouse (Haute-Garonne). The aim is to support the increase in production rate after the COVID-19 crisis. New positions will be in all the activities of the group: commercial aircraft, defence and space, helicopters. There will also be 1,500 temporary workers and 1,500 trainees and work-study contracts- both without specifying a minimum duration. Airbus will review its hiring needs by the first half of the year.