Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Administration Of The State And The Economic And Social Policy Of The Community
84.11 - General public administration activities

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
15 February 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


The French Secretary of State for Budget, Christian Eckert, announced the creation of 500 customs posts in 2017 in addition to the 735 positions already planned throughout 2017. The 500 customs officers will be deployed in 2017 as part of a plan to strengthen border control and counter-terrorism. In the days following the attacks of 13 November 2015, Francois Hollande announced a vast plan to strengthen the police, intelligence and customs personnel as well as their material means to face the jihadist threat. For customs services, this translated into 500 additional customs officers in 2016. "Five hundred other agents will be deployed during 2017, to which we must add the recruitment already envisaged in the various competitions of 735 agents," says Christian Eckert.


  • 15 February 2017: Europe 1
  • 30 August 2017: Douane (press release)


Eurofound (2017), Direction générale des douanes et droits indirects (DGDDI), Business expansion in France, factsheet number 90278, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90278.