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Planning to live and work in Bordeaux? Find, in this article, an overview of its labor market and some tips to help you land a job.

Located in the Gironde region, in Southwest France, Bordeaux is one of the biggest and most popular French cities. It mainly owes its dynamism to its student population. World famous for being the capital of wine, Bordeaux has already seduced many expatriates before you by its huge green spaces, its great cultural heritage, as well as the numerous professional opportunities it provides at all levels.

Indeed, the local labor is deemed to be one of the most important ones in the country with around 15% of executive. Hence, Bordeaux is one of the regions with the highest qualified workforce.

Labor market

Unemployment rate in Bordeaux stood at 10% in 2014. However, 20% of local companies had expressed their intention to hire.

In all cases, you are more likely to find a job in the following most dynamic fields:

  • residential economy (tourism, health care, trade, personal services, construction)
  • maintenance jobs, kitchen staff, home help and housekeeping
  • production (energy, industry, business services)
  • administration
  • viticulture (seasonal).

Find a job

Finding a job abroad can be a quite stressful process. But if you have chosen to settle in Bordeaux, you can choose from several methods. Note that networking is very widespread in Bordeaux. So having friends and contacts in the city will definitely be of a great help.

You should also register with Pôle Emploi, even from your home country, so as to have a better idea about local employers' expectations. Feel free to register with local temporary recruitment agencies as well. Some temporary jobs may even turn into permanent positions! Who knows?

Bordeaux also hosts its own employment portal where you can browse the latest updates. Find more information in the useful links provided below.

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Work in Bordeaux Forum 
Expat.com – Jobs in Bordeaux
Emploi Bordeaux emploi.bordeaux.fr
Temporary recruitment agencies in Bordeaux – Yellow Pages www.pagesjaunes.fr
Monster – Bordeaux emploi.monster.fr
Craiglist lille.craigslist.fr
Glassdoor www.glassdoor.co.uk

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