EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): France, other locations


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26.30 - Manufacture of communication equipment
Number Employed: 61000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-04-2016
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2016
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2016
Planned Job Creation: 6000

Additional Information

The CEO of Thales has announced its group will recruit 6,000 employees worldwide in 2016 on permanent employment contract, including between 2,000 and 2,500 in France.  Thales is a major player in the French high-tech industry, employing 61,000 people worldwide.