Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Roubaix, Lyon, Brest
Information / Communication
Information Service Activities
Digital Infrastructure Services
63.11 - Data processing, hosting and related activities

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
29 November 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


IT company OVH is to recruit 150 new staff by the end of April 2014 at its sites of Roubaix (Nord), Brest (Finistere) and Lyon (Rhone). Recruitment aims at engineers and technicians.

OVH will furthermore open new sites in Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) and Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine) by the end of 2014. This could bring the total workforce from currently 700 employees to 1,000 staff by 2015.

Established in 1999, the French company operates 12 data centres as of 2013. The group had announced to recruit 100 employees in 2011 (see ERM Factsheet) and 500 in 2012 (see ERM Factsheet). Furthermore, it has reported to have created 130 jobs during 2013.


  • 29 November 2013: Le Monde Informatique


Eurofound (2013), OVH, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 76287, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76287.