Employment: Jobs boost for Normandy, as Renault announces 1000 new jobs …
Renault has announced on Thursday, that it will create 1000 new permanent jobs at its plant in Sandouville, Normandy, by the end of the year.
Half of the new jobs will be factory-based, with the other half in engineering and service positions, the car maker announced. Both young graduates and experienced staff will be recruited.
With the automobile market expanding, unlike in 2013 when falling sales led to redundancies, frozen salaries and increased working hours at Renault France, reported Francetvinfo.
As a result, company directors signed a ‘Contract for a new dynamic of Renault growth and social development in France’, and committed to recruit 760 new employees.
It Beats its own targets
It beat its own targets, creating 1000 jobs in 2015, and 1000 more in February this year. “Today, Renault is stronger in France and is recruiting to support its growth and prepare for the future,” said Carlos Ghosn, the company’s director-general.
In September, it was announced that the Sandouville plant, where the Renault Traffic van and the Laguna and Espace models are built, would return to 24-hour working for the first time since 2003.