Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Canada, France, Poland, Ireland, Italy, UK, India
Information / Communication
Information Service Activities
Digital Infrastructure Services
63.11 - Data processing, hosting and related activities

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 September 2017
Employment effect (start)
16 October 2017
Foreseen end date
1 September 2018


IT company OVH is going to recruit 1,000 new staff in the next 12 months to reinforce its workforce of 2,000 employees. It will mainly recruit in France (600 positions) and in its two main countries outside France, in Canada where it has already 180 employees and in Poland (90 employees). But OVH will also open offices in Milan (Italy), in Cork (Ireland) and in London (UK).  

Established in 1999, the French company operates 22 data centres as of 2017 (27 expected by the end of 2017) and has 2,000 employees worldwide. The group has consistently expanded over the last few years. The group expects to recruit between 2,000 and 2,500 employees between August 2018 and September 2019 and to reach over 15,000 by 2025.


  • 26 September 2017: Les Echos
  • 27 September 2017: La Voix du Nord


Eurofound (2017), OVH, Business expansion in World, factsheet number 92259, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92259.