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France – 2017 Total Workforce Index™ Country Profile Article

Anticipated changes to labor regulations are designed to increase investment in French labor by reassuring foreign investors of the ability to adjust workforce priorities as business needs shift. The proposed labor law reform will include the capping of fines for unfair dismissals and give companies more control over unionized labor rules. This relaxing of the regulatory burdens on employers...

France: Manufacturing Experienced Unexpected Decline Last Quarter

Recovery in the euro zone’s second-largest economy is struggling to take hold, as evidenced by an unexpected drop in French industrial production in July. Globally, manufacturing is becoming much more capital intensive. Mechanization and robotic developments are leveling the playing field and destroying the comparative advantage once enjoyed by China and other low labor cost producers. More large companies,...

France: Life Sciences Industry Major Contributor to Commercial Economy

The French economy represents nearly one-third of the European market, with R&D investment in the life sciences sector coming second to only the automotive industry. While their life sciences sector represents just 40,000 jobs within the country, mostly in Ile de France and Rhône-Alpes, the sector maintains a priority for the French government due to the country’s internal demographics,...