How long does it take to get a work permit?

I come from HK. If I have a job offering in France, for normally how long will it take me to get the required work permit in France?

once you prepare all the papers and submit them to authorities they would give you a 'recipiece de cart de sejour 'which is valid for three months from the issue .then usually your actual card (resident permit )would be delivered before expiry of this 'receipt'
hope this information helps you

Many thanks for your infomation, it helps!

loooong ! and getting a job in France with a non-EU status is very difficult !!!

yes I know about this difficulty...actually my company in Hong Kong has set up a branch in France and I'm employed by this branch.