Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
11 October 2016
Employment effect (start)
11 October 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


The car manufacturer Renault has announced that it will recruit about 1,000 new employees, half of which will be employed at the company's factories and the other half mainly in engineering services and other services. The 1,000 new employees will be employed on a permanent basis and recruited by the end of 2016. The group has previously announced new recruitments earlier this year (183 in February and 130 in May) and 1,000 in 2015. The group highlighted that it has already recruited more than the 760 positions it agreed to under the competitiveness agreement signed with the unions in 2013 that led to 7,500 job cuts. The group has begun negotiations with the unions over a new competitiveness agreement. The assessment of this first agreement is seen as positive for the three signatory unions (CFE-CGC, CFDT, FO). According to CFE-CGC, the agreement led to more recruitment than expected, no plant closure and an increase in production from 510,000 vehicles in 2012 to 740,000 in 2016, which exceeds the 710,000 expected for 2017. However, the CGT, who did not sign the previous competitiveness agreement, stresses that there are fewer and fewer employees in France and that the group needs to convert temporary workers into permanent workers. According to the CGT, some factories have over 60% of temporary workers. According to the CFDT, the use of temporary workers should be reduced to a level of 20-25%, which would require a significant amount of new positions, and will be discussed in the upcoming competitiveness agreement negotiations.


  • 11 October 2016: Les Echos
  • 11 October 2016: Le Figaro


Eurofound (2016), Renault, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 88848, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88848.