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Anti-racist protesters in Paris
18/05/2015 - FRANCE

French anti-racism working group opposes anonymous CVs

A government-sponsored working group has opposed imposing anonymous CVs to avoid racism in job recruitment in France. Anti-racist groups claim that the idea was vetoed by bosses' organisations.

No task too small for Paris's new local concierge service
18/05/2015 - Spotlight on France

No task too small for Paris's new local concierge service

It's difficult to find a handyman in Paris these days. Fewer people are able and willing to do small jobs and those who are willing are overworked.
Inside Areva's plant at La Hague, western France
07/05/2015 - France

French nuclear giant Areva to axe thousands of jobs

French nuclear giant Areva is to axe thousands of jobs in the next three years.
A Michelin F1 tyre
29/04/2015 - FRANCE

Former tyre giant boss François Michelin dies, aged 88

The former boss of France’s Michelin tyre company, François Michelin, has died at the age of 88. He brought the company to world dominance

A French labour exchange
28/04/2015 - FRANCE

French unemployment hits new record, study predicts jobs recovery

Unemployment in France hit a new high in March, according to figures released Tuesday.
Families of Rana Plaza make the first anniversary of the tragedy
19/04/2015 - Bangladesh

Benetton's €1m for Bangladesh's Rana Plaza victims fails to satisfy campaigners

The Italian clothing company Benetton has paid one million euros into a fund for victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh.
Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent say the merger will not lead to any job cuts in France
15/04/2015 - France - Finland

Nokia to buy Alcatel-Lucent in 15.6-billion-euro deal

Finnish telecom giant Nokia is to buy Franco-American rival Alcatel-Lucent in an all-stock, 15.6-billion-euro deal, the companies said Wednesday.

19/03/2015

African press review 19 March 2015

This morning in South Africa, the big story is the ongoing saga of expenditure on Jacob Zuma's Nkandla personal residence, which cost R246-million - this pesky issue just won't go away for the ...
Areva boss Philippe Knoche announces the company's losses on 4 March
11/03/2015 - France - Germany

French nuclear giant Areva to slash 1,500 jobs in Germany

French nuclear group Areva is planing to cut about 1,500 jobs in Germany by the end of 2017, company officials said on Wednesday.
Paris's Gare de l'Est station during last year's rail strike, 16 June 2014
08/03/2015 - France

French railworkers to strike Tuesday

French railworkers are to stage a one-day strike on Tuesday against the government’s plans to reform the state-owned rail network.

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