Valenciennes: To Increase Production, Toyota Recruits 150 People

INDUSTRY: The Japanese manufacturer sees Yaris sales grow in Europe and must adapt its production to demand … Jobs, yes, but precarious (for now). Toyota motor manufacturing France (TMMF), based in Onnaing, near Valenciennes, in the North, is launching a recruitment campaign, said Friday, in a statement. One hundred and fifty positions in interim or in fixed-term contracts are …

SNCF: Spinetta Report Calls for End of Railway Worker’s Status

Jean-Cyril Spinetta’s SNCF report to the government on Thursday morning suggests ending the railway workers’ special status. A stripping report submitted Thursday, February 15 to Prime Minister Edouard Philippe advocates deep reforms of the SNCF , in particular a transformation into a public limited company and the end of the status of railway employee . Ordered to the former president …

Smoking: The Pack of Cigarettes will Increase by One Euro on 1st March

As part of its national health strategy, the government increases the price of smoking on the 1st March 2018.  Packet of cigarettes increase by one euro and rolling tobacco by two euros. As announced by the government, the price of a packet of cigarettes will experience a new increase.  It will increase by a euro on average and two euros for …

Driving license: An Aid of 500 Euros for all Apprentices

As part of the reform of learning, presented on Friday, the government promised aid of 500 euros for apprentices to facilitate obtaining a driving license. The government unveils on Friday reform of apprenticeship , which has given rise to the end of intense battles, especially between the MEDEF and regions, reluctant to share its control. The first …

Marseille’s Wiko Brand of Mobiles Becomes 100% Chinese

The brand of portable Wiko, which presents itself as the only “French enterprise” of mobile phones, said Thursday its passage under the total control of its Chinese shareholder Tinno already super-majority. “After seven years of partnership, […] Wiko has become a major partner in the global activity with Tinno.  For both companies, merge was a natural …

Car Market: + 3% in January

189,569 new vehicles (passenger cars and light trucks) were registered in January 2018, an increase of 3% compared with January 2017. In January 2018, with 156,851 registrations, the French market for cars special new is up 2.5% compared to January 2017. With 32,718 registrations, the market for new light commercial vehicles (under 5.1 tonnes) is also up on the …

Carrefour Plan to Safeguard Employment for 2,100 Employees of Former Dia Stores

After the announcement of the elimination of 2400 jobs in Carrefour, the group will set up a PES for 2100 employees of 273 former Dia stores, said the CEO on Tuesday morning. Carrefour will implement a plan to safeguard employment (PSE) to the 2,100 employees of 273 Dia former stores the group will be separated, said Tuesday the CEO Alexandre …

Carrefour Announces 2400 Job Cuts in France

The Carrefour group announced via a press release on Tuesday 23rd January, 2,400 jobs will be cut at the headquarters through a voluntary redundancy plan. Carrefour will eliminate 2,400 positions at its headquarters in France, which currently has 10,500 through a voluntary departure plan, announced on Tuesday 23rd January, the group in a statement. #Carrefour2022 …