Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
France and other locations
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery

6,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
19 January 2022
Employment effect (start)
19 January 2022
Foreseen end date
30 June 2022


French aircraft manufacturer Airbus Group SE has announced to hire 6,000 people worldwide by the end of June 2022. The aim of the recruitment is to restore the workforce to pre-pandemic levels, so that they can work on long-term projects such as digital transformation and decarbonization.

1,500 new jobs will be created in France (Airbus-2022-FR), 750 in Spain (Airbus-2022-ES), 1,500 in Germany (Airbus Deutschland-2022-DE).

Airbus designs, manufactures, and delivers aerospace products and services to its customers. Currently, it employs 130,000 people worldwide and operates in Europe, in the U.S., in Africa, in the Middle East, and in Asia.

In 2020, Airbus announced a worldwide restructuring plan to cope with the COVID-19 crisis, with 14,900 job cuts (Airbus-2020-WO).



Eurofound (2022), Airbus, Business expansion in World, factsheet number 106616, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106616.