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Work in Bordeaux


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. Bordeaux is world-famous for being the capital of wine and has already seduced many expatriates with its huge green spaces, its great cultural heritage, as well as the numerous professional opportunities it provides at all levels.

Indeed, the local labour force is deemed to be one of the most important ones in the country with around 15% of executive. As such, Bordeaux is one of the regions with the most qualified workforce.

Labour market in Bordeaux

The unemployment rate in the Gironde region stood somewhere between 8-11% in 2016, which is around the average for the country as a whole.

You are more likely to find a job in the following most dynamic fields:

  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Construction or industry
  • Energy
  • Administration
  • Viticulture (however, jobs in this sector tend to be seasonal)

Find a job

Finding a job abroad can be a quite stressful process, but if you are keen to work in Bordeaux, you can conduct your search in several ways. 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 get 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.

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:

Emploi Bordeaux
Temporary recruitment agencies in Bordeaux – Yellow Pages
Monster – Bordeaux

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