Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.1 - Hospital activities

30,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
7 December 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2007
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


The Minister of Health announced on 7 December 2006 that the hospitals, medical and medico-social establishments (houses for pensioners and houses for handicapped people) will have to recruit 30,000 additional contract workers in 2007. 20,000 of them will be hired as early as January and February.

According to a circular of the Ministries of Labour and Health issued on 7 December 2006, the jobs are to be based on special contracts, reserved for recipients of social minimum income and for those under contracts in support of employment (CAE).

In France hospitals are facing a workforce shortage because there are not enough medicine students at universities.


  • 19 December 2006: Ouest France


Eurofound (2006), Hôpital Public, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 64652, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64652.