EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: île de France


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
49.10 - Passenger rail transport, interurban
Number Employed: 13000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 02-05-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 02-05-2022
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2022
Planned Job Creation: 600

Additional Information

The SNCF railway company has announced the recruitment of 600 agents on its Ile-de-France network the 'Transilien'- where 13,000 people are employed- in 2022. According to the SNCF, these recruitments should allow it to pursue the company's 'strategy of constant improvement of services to passengers'. Of the 600 new staff, the SNCF is looking for 200 train and tram-train drivers, 150 sales staff to work in stations, 150 train maintenance technicians, 40 production staff and 60 managers in engineering or information system areas. SNCF pointed out that some positions do not require a diploma, such as station sales agents responsible for ensuring passenger satisfaction. 

SNCF is is France's national state-owned railway company and it was founded in 1938.

Previous business restructurings were recorded in the ERM database in 2021, with 2,000 job cuts (SNCF-2021-FR) and in 2020, with 1,527 job cuts (SNCF-2020-FR).