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

600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 September 2017
Employment effect (start)
9 October 2017
Foreseen end date
1 September 2018


IT company OVH is going to recruit 600 new staff in the next 12 months to reinforce its workforce of 1,500 employees in France. It also announced the recruitment of 400 employees worldwide. The group is opening new sites in Roubaix (Nord), Nantes (Loire-Atlantique), Bordeaux (Gironde) and in 2018 in Brest (Finistère). Established in 1999, the French company operates 20 data centres as of 2017 and has 2,000 employees worldwide. The group has consistently expanded over the last few years, and has previously announced plans to recruit 200 employees in July 2017200 employees in January 2017290 employees in 2015100 employees in 2011500 employees in 2012150 employees in 2013 and 150 employees in 2014-2015


  • 26 September 2017: Les Echos


Eurofound (2017), OVH, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 92257, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92257.