Work in France

Our participative guide will help you find out more on the work market and the legal framework in France.

The French labour market

Clichés abound when it comes to the French labour market. For some, working in France means perpetual strikes, long lunches fueled by good wine, and an early 5 pm finish. The truth, of course, lies somewhere amid the misconceptions. France is home to some of the foremost companies in the world and workers do indeed enjoy an enviable work-life balance. However, unemployment is high and - as is the case anywhere in the world - getting that perfect job can be a challenge. 

For several years, France has suffered from severe unemployment, a situation which has impacted the economic vitality ...

France is a culturally rich nation and is home to a wide array of industries as well as some of the foremost companies ...

Toulouse - affectionately known as the Pink City thanks to its historic red-brick architecture - is the capital of ...

Located on the Southeast coast of France in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, Nice has been a popular ...

Nicknamed the “Phocaean City”, Marseille is the second-largest city in France and the capital of the ...

France’s third-largest city, Lyon is situated at the crossroads between Northern and Southern Europe and remains ...

Known as the capital of French Flanders, Lille, in the North of France, has a strong history in textile manufacture ...

Located in the Gironde region of Southwest France, Bordeaux is one of France’s largest and most popular French ...

While it can be daunting entering a new workplace in another country, a little preparation can significantly reduce ...

Paris is a vibrant, multicultural city that more than 2.2 million people call home. Architecturally rich, culturally ...

Paris’ labour market offers a vibrant landscape for those in search of work in Paris, and while this can seem ...

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