Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.46 - Processing of nuclear fuel

800 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 November 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2019
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


Orano, a leader in nuclear recycling and logistics (issued from the former division Areva NP of group Areva), has announced the recruitment of 800 employees on permanent employment contrat in 2019. The company will also recruit 200 people on fixed-term employment contract and 500 on work-study contracts (contrat d'alternance). Orano is looking mainly for qualified positions: engineers, technicians and supervisors. It will recruit in all areas of the group's business: production, engineering, transport, waste management, dismantling.  The group is growing in particluar in the services area. Recruitments mainly concern the Tricastin sites in south-eastern France, where there is a large nuclear complex, but especially Ile-de-France and La Hague (Cotentin). 

After years of restructuring (mainly in 2015 with 2,2774 job cuts in France in a global restructuring programme leading to cut 5,000 positions) and financial difficulties, its total workforce is growing. Orano employed 16,500 people worldwide, including 12,400 in France at the end of 2017. This figure should rise to 12,800 in 2018.



Eurofound (2018), Orano, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 95856, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/95856.