Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.24 - Public order and safety activities

600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
14 February 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


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The General Directorate for External Security (DGSE), France's external intelligence agency, has announced the recruitment of 600 employees by the end of 2019 to go over the 7,000 agents threshold, compared to the 6,400 currently employed. The DGSE want to increase its means to fight cyber-criminality and terrorism. The DGSE is seeking for experts in nuclear physics, mathematics, computer science and research. It also needs candidates speaking extra-European languages (Russian, Chinese, Persian, Korean or even Arabic and its dialects). To increase the recruitment of this new generation of spies, the DGSE offers a salary between €33,000 and €35,000 gross per year when hiring, for certain positions the starting salary is  €40,000 .


  • 12 February 2017: Le Figaro
  • 13 February 2017: Direct Matin


Eurofound (2017), Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure (DGSE), Business expansion in France, factsheet number 90285, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90285.