Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
France, India, United Kingdom, Australia, USA
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery

12,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 February 2023
Employment effect (start)
26 February 2023
Foreseen end date
31 December 2023


French Group Thales has announced a plan to expand its global workforce by 12000 jobs during 2023. It is expected that 5500 poeple will be recruited in France, which is where half of the company's workforce is located. Further hires include 1050 in the United Kingdom, 600 in Australia, 540 in USA and 550 in India. Research and development roles are expected to make the majority of recruitment, however, the company has said they are also hiring engineers. Over the previous eight years, it is believed the company has been hiring on approximately 5000-8000 people per year. 

During 2022, Thales announced a global business expansion plan to hire 11000 employees within that year (Thales-2022-WO). During 2022 and 2023, restructuring plans announced by Thales were recorded in the ERM database for the Netherlands (Thales-2023-NL), Italy (Thales-2022-IT), France (Thales-2022-FR and Thales-2022a-FR) and Romania (Thales-2022-RO).



Eurofound (2023), Thales, Business expansion in World, factsheet number 108485, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108485.