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

4,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
4 July 2022
Employment effect (start)
4 July 2022
Foreseen end date
31 December 2022


Group Thales, a major player in the French high-tech industry, which is specialised in secure communications systems, has announced the recruitment of more than 11,000 employees woldwide, including 4,000 in France on permanent or fixed-term contracts. In addition, 2,500 young people will be hired on internship or apprenticeship contracts. The recruitments are spread over the 46 Thales sites in France covering 7 regions. The group is looking for software engineers, systems engineers, experts in digital technologies- including cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and big data- and project managers. 

4,500 people will be recruited outside France: in the U.K. (650), Continental Europe (1,200 - excluding France), as well as in Asia (630), Australia (300), the Middle East and Africa (240), and North (700) and South America (160).

Thales is a key player in aerospace, defence and security, and digital identity and security, and has 81,000 employees in 68 countries.

Former large recruitment announcements were recorded in the ERM database with 2,000 job creations in 2018 (Thales-2018-FR) and 2,000 to 2,500 job creations in 2016 (Thales-2016-FR). 



Eurofound (2022), Thales, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 107070, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/107070.