EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-01-2011
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-02-2011
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2013
Planned Job Creation: 2400

Additional Information

The car manufacturer Renault has announced it intends to recruit a further 4,700 employees between now and 2014. In 2011 alone, according to Carlos Ghosn on 23rd January, 2,400 employees will be recruited for France alone.  The company will recruit 2,000 employees on permanent contracts and 2,700 young workers on apprenticeship and "contrats en alternance" (work/study training programmes). Meanwhile, the company has launched a voluntary redundancy scheme based around those occupations regarded as physically demanding, which will involve 3,000 older workers. Of the 2,000 new employees which will be recruited on permanent contracts only 600 will be blue-collar workers, while the remaining 1,400 will be for white collar positions.