EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): Canada, France, Poland, Ireland, Italy, UK, India


Sector: Information / communication
IT and other information services
63.11 - Data processing, hosting and related activities
Number Employed: 2000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-09-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 16-10-2017
Foreseen End Date: 01-09-2018
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

IT company OVH is going to recruit 1,000 new staff in the next 12 months to reinforce its workforce of 2,000 employees. It will mainly recruit in France (600 positions) and in its two main countries outside France, in Canada where it has already 180 employees and in Poland (90 employees). But OVH will also open offices in Milan (Italy), in Cork (Ireland) and in London (UK).  

Established in 1999, the French company operates 22 data centres as of 2017 (27 expected by the end of 2017) and has 2,000 employees worldwide. The group has consistently expanded over the last few years. The group expects to recruit between 2,000 and 2,500 employees between August 2018 and September 2019 and to reach over 15,000 by 2025.