Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Toulouse (31), Cannes (06)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery

270 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
16 May 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2016
Foreseen end date
30 June 2016


Thales Alenia Space, specialised in designing, integrating, testing and delivering globally cutting edge space systems & solutions, is recruiting 270 employees by the end of June. The group is recruiting 150 employees at its site of Toulouse, which specialises in the manufacture of payloads, navigation and altimeters, and 120 at its plant of Cannes. By mid-May, about 228 new staff had been recruited and a further 42 positions will be filled by end of June. A second wave of recruitment is expected in September. Furthermore, the increasing activities at Thales Alenia Space is having an impact on its subcontractors, which will recruit 700 employees in 2016. Thales Alenia Space has 7,500 employees worldwide and 4,800 in France. The recruitment drive was announced following increases in orders in 2015 (for €3 billion) and the company expects to increase its turnover by a further 10% to reach a turnover of €2.3 billion in 2016.


  • 16 May 2016: Toulemploi.fr
  • 22 April 2016: Les Echos


Eurofound (2016), Thales Alenia Space, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 87539, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87539.