EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France


Sector: Utilities
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
35.1 - Electric power generation, transmission and distribution

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-01-2012
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2012
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2012
Planned Job Creation: 5000

Additional Information

On 4 January, the French electricity producer and distributer EDF has announced to recruit 5,000 employees in 2012 to make face to massive departures on retirement in the coming years. 

2,200 jobs will be creating in nuclear and engineering activities. In 2010, EDF had already recruited 4500 employees in France; taking account of departures on retirement, the total workforce increased of 500 employees.