Business expansion
île de France;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.31 - Urban and suburban passenger land transport

5,900 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
20 February 2023
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2023
Foreseen end date
31 December 2023


RATP, the state-owned company that manages the metro and other urban transport in Paris and its inner suburbs, has launched a recruitment campaign for 6,600 employees in 2023. To resolve staffing issues and in order to prepare for major upcoming events - 2023 Rugby World Cup and 2024 Olympics, RATP has announced the recruitment of 6,600 new people in the Ile-de-France region, 4,900 of whom will have permanent contracts. The positions to be filled concern all RATP professions, including 2,700 driver positions, 400 new metro drivers, 700 additional station agents, 400 maintenance positions and 120 new security agents. In addition, 1,000 work-study contracts and 700 integration contracts will be recruited. The restructuring that involves contracts that are conducted over 9 months includes 4,900 permanent and the 1,000 work-study positions.

Last year RATP planned to recruit 1,700 permanent contracts, but in the end it recruited 2,753 because of the operating problems encountered on the bus and metro networks. In 2019, RATP announced a campaing to recuit 200 employees (FR-RATP-2019). At the end of 2018, RATP announced a reorganisation of its support functions to cut between 1,000 and 1,100 positions by 2024. Three previous job creation announcements were recorded in 2017 (110 job creations); in December 2013 (2,000 job creations) and in November 2013 (1,000 job creations).



Eurofound (2023), RATP, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 108419, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108419.