EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Véolia Environnement

Company/Organisation:
Véolia Environnement

Geographic Location

Country: France

Company

Sector: Utilities
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
38 - Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery
Group: Véolia

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-04-2009
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 21-04-2009
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2009
Planned Job Creation: 5000

Additional Information

Véolia Environnement, French recycling company, announced on 17th April that it is to recruit between 5000 and 9000 permanent workers this year. This represents a decline on recruitment levels in recent years which the company attributes to the economic crisis and its impact on the volume of industrial waste made available for recycling (down 30%). The company has reported difficulties in attracting qualified staff despite the downturn and intends to mount a country-wide recruitment campaign starting in April to hire for positions such as drivers, plumbers and mechanics.

Veolia Environnement employs nearly 300,000 people worldwide.