Employment and investment week in France

News on employment and investment in France (in French only).

Weeks 26 - June 24 to 30, 2023

A negative week, the third of the year, with heavy (public) job cuts and few major positive announcements: the economy seems to be slowing down sharply as the vacations approach...

Investments and jobs announced

EuropĂ©enne de Biomasse is investing a hundred million euros in a high-calorific value đŸȘ” wood pellet plant. Fondation AMIPI - Bernard VENDRE, which employs people with cognitive disabilities, announces a new factory in Cholet. Other investments were announced in the luxury goods(Maison Jean Rousseau), automotive(Thyssenkrupp) and hydrogen(Alstom) sectors...

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G-Tech, manufacturer of Guidetti walking sticks for thirty years, is investing 3 million euros in a new building on the Centr'Alp business park in Moirans. This project aims to re-use used tubes from ski and walking poles, reducing the use of carbon and raw aluminum, thus saving energy, transport and CO2 emissions. Within five years, the company plans to refurbish 200,000 used sticks each year. The building will be equipped with photovoltaic panels and charging stations for electric cars.

Job cuts, site closures

Assurance Maladie has announced a target of 1,700 job cuts by 2027. A dozen or so announcements of much smaller job losses in a wide variety of sectors, but we find retail outlets topping the list of job losses, with fashion accessories retailer MOA.


The week's two biggest IPOs were in the medical field(Carthera, ultrasound for the brain, and GLEAMER, software for radiologists). Other cybersecurity start-ups(BonjourCyber, Cyblex Consulting). Urbyn to tackle the reuse of corporate waste...

Company of the week

DEUXPONTS Manufacture d'Histoires printing worksa living heritage company, has invested in an offset press that allows it to dispense with chemicals, saving 6 hours a week previously spent on cleaning/recycling products, reducing the risks associated with handling products, and saving 100,000 liters of water a year. The printing works practices a policy of non-waste of paper, is Iso 14001, PEFC, Imprim'vert and Print'Ethic certified, and has been providing carbon footprints since 2010.

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