Business expansion
Méditerranée; Languedoc-Roussillon; Hérault
Location of affected unit(s)
Health / Social Work
Human Health Services And Activities
Human Health Activities
86.10 - Hospital activities

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
1 April 2019
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2019
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


The Public hospital of Montpellier (Centre hospitalier universitaire (CHU) de Montpellier) has announced the recruitment of 750 people in 2019 to cope with the growth of its activity and 250 departures in retirement. The establishment, which has 2,500 beds and 11,000 employees, will therefore create 500 net jobs in 2019. For example, the public hospital will open a 12-bed continuous surveillance unit, which will result in 30 recruitments of new employees. Half of the positions are for nurses and nursing assistants, while 20% are for administrative services and profiles at the Bac level with a specialisation. In this establishment, which is governed by public law, 85% of the employees are civil servants, mainly hired on renewable fixed-term contracts (of over 6 months). They then have access to competitions allowing them to access a permanent contract. Nurses, for example, generally switch to permanent contracts after twelve months.



Eurofound (2019), Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Montpellier, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 97518, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97518.