Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
France, Germany, Spain, UK, United States
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.3 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery

1,800 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
17 January 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


On 17 January 2013, the aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced its intention to recruit 3,000 employees by the end of 2013. This will result in the net creation of 1,800 jobs, taking into account about 1,200 natural departures (retirement, turn-over). Recruitment is reported to be slightly slower than in recent years.

About 45% of positions will be created in France, mainly in the area of Toulouse (Midi-Pyrénées). The company is reacting to an increase in demand, specifically from China, Asia-Pacific and Middle-East region. Airbus’ workforce has increased by 7,000 employees the last two years (10,000 recruitments – 3,000 natural departures) and is now at 59,000 employees.


  • 17 January 2013: L'Expansion


Eurofound (2013), Airbus, Business expansion in World, factsheet number 74798, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74798.