The number of temporary workers in France has increased by 1.8% in 2018, according to new statistics released by the job centre Pole Emploi. This corresponds to the creation of nearly 13,000 full-time equivalent positions, and is higher than the year-earlier figure. The number of temporary jobs in France increased in every region, with the exception of the Bourgogne Franche-Comté region, which showed a decrease of 4.9%.
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The number of temporary workers in France has been rising in recent years, but it is impossible to calculate the number of Eu Workers employed by any one agency. The European Union’s Services Directive (SSD) has prompted France’s social partners to argue that it could threaten employment opportunities. Nevertheless, the social partners have not yet addressed this issue during the debate on unfair competition. Despite these concerns, however, the government and the social partners are considering this new law.
The French president is trying to find a scapegoat in the form of Eastern European temporary workers. His nationalism is growing as the country struggles with its economic situation and the EU’s perception as a powerful global power. Macron wants to grant more authority to the European Commission as it relates to economic policies, but he will be hard-pressed to persuade Eastern Europeans to give up their own power to the EU.
The proportion of people working under temporary contracts has increased steadily over the last decade, from 3.3 percent of employment in 1983 to 10.2 percent in 1991. Although France’s labor market remains rigid and its economy has a high rate of unemployment, the regulations governing temporary work remain strict. In addition, employees are entitled to termination benefits. However, these restrictions must be considered in conjunction with the constraints on permanent employment. The government has been encouraging the use of temporary workers in recent years, as it has become an attractive option for many.