The Framatome group has announced 350 recruitments at its various sites in the Saône-et-Loire department, where its workforce has reached 2,500 people. These recruitments are intended to support the group's ramp-up in the manufacture of components for the EPR project at Hinkley Point C in the United Kingdom, and in the manufacture of replacement components for the French nuclear fleet and for export.
The Saint-Marcel site plans to recruit 80 employee with permanent contracts. The Chalon-sur-Saône site, dedicated to nuclear site maintenance and component installation, plans to recruit more than 214 new employees, notably nuclear site technicians. The Le Creusot plant plans to recruit 31 people mainly in the following areas: machining, non-destructive testing, engineering, projects. The remaining 25 recruitments concern other sites.
Former recruitments were recorded in 2019 with 300 job creations and in 2018 (300 job creations). Previously, Areva NP (which became Framatome) announced in March 2017, the recruitment for 220 new positions in the department of Saône-et-Loire, including 200 at its sites of Châlon-sur-Saône and Saint-Marcel. With these recruitments, the group gained the workforce it had lost in the framework of the voluntary departures plan launched by Areva in 2015 which resulted in 4,000 job cuts in 2016 and 2017, including 340 for these three sites.