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

5,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
16 December 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


Aerospace and defense group EADS is to create 9,000 jobs in 2012 due to strong growth and increase in orders in the previous year. Some 4,000 will be temporary positions. Roughly 5,500 jobs will be long-term contracts with half of them in France. The remaining jobs will be short-term contracts and internships. To date, there is no information on where the new jobs will be created.

The group intends to hire young graduates, especially female graduates, for filling 30 to 35% of the positions. The long-term objective is to increase the share of women in its workforce to 20% by 2020.

The group includes aircraft manufacturer Airbus, helicopter supplier Eurocopter, space programmes producer Astrium, and systems solutions provider Cassidian.


  • 17 January 2012: L' Usine Nouvelle
  • 16 December 2012: Les Echos


Eurofound (2011), EADS, Business expansion in World, factsheet number 73324, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73324.