Finding work before you arrive in France

With the exception of labourers, housekeepers, bartenders and language teachers, most people who find work in Paris do so before they arrive. As in any city, there’s always a way to get by legally or otherwise, but if you’re interested in a career with a full-time contract, find a job before you arrive. Nearly every […]

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France predicts economic contraction, high jobless rate in 2013

The French economy is expected to contract by 0.1 percent this year, with unemployment rate steadily growing, according to official figures released on Thursday. The eurozone’s second largest economy would grow 0.2 percent in the second quarter before stagnating and edging up 0.1 percent in the third and fourth quarters respectively, the national statistics agency […]

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EU orders France to reform pensions and jobs

The EU issued some strict orders for France to get its house in order on Wednesday. The European Commission told France to overhaul its costly pension system and loosen up its inflexible labour market but there was at least some good news for Paris. France, struggling in recession, must reform its costly pension system and […]

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French Senate votes on major labor reform package

France’s parliament is expected to pass a package of significant labor reforms Tuesday that the government hopes will help stop rising unemployment and jumpstart the country’s stagnant economy. President Francois Hollande has promoted the bill as one of his administration’s signature pieces of legislation designed to overhaul the country’s notoriously hidebound labor market. It includes […]

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