EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Vendée; Pays de la Loire; Ouest
Location of affected unit(s): Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.12 - Building of pleasure and sporting boats
Number Employed: 3700

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 13-09-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 15-09-2021
Foreseen End Date: 31-03-2022
Planned Job Creation: 300

Additional Information

French nautical manufacturer group Bénéteau has announced the creation of 300 jobs within six months in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (Vendée), where the company is based.

In order to promote its sector, Bénéteau is organising open days on 14 and 28 September. The company is also training internally, as the vast majority of new recruits are people who have never worked in the nautical sector.

Bénéteau has 3,700 employees in the Vendée (7,600 in total worldwide. The group, heavily impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, has announced a reorganisation of 314 to 760 job cuts in September 2020. In 2018, the group announced 490 recruitments in France.