The job market in France has always been very important in the French people’s life. In 2017, the unemployment rate decreased under the threshold of 10% of the working population, an historical drop for the country. However we can see a decrease of young workers between the age of 15 and 24 years old (loss of 1,2 point in 2016 compared to 2007) and an increase of senior workers between 55 and 64 years old (+13,7 points). Among this working population, only 6% are foreigners which tops France to the 5th European country with the most foreign laborers.
Since the strengthening of the economic relationship between France and South Korea realized following the 130th anniversary of their friendship, exchanges between the two countries are improving a lot. The most famous sectors are also those which require a qualified labor from both sides.
The sectors which recruits the most are often high qualified job positions in technology or industry domains. The luxury industry is also well renowned in South Korea and of course many Korean companies are creating subsidiaries on the French territory offering international job opportunities.
With the digital development telecommunication and online services companies are regularly looking for service agents or technicians and engineers in computer science for software conception or simply programming. Besides it is a quite young industry since it is relatively new on the market, most of the workers are less than 30 years old. Consequently, the sector offers nice future perspectives.
- Research : energy and chemistry
Ecology and health are two sectors which require technicians and engineers more and more qualified. The sustainable energies are permanently improving in France to respond to the European Union requirements. Pharmaceutical industry and cosmetics are also always looking for working force because of the very strong international demand and always need specialists and highly qualified researchers.
France is very famous for its aeronautic and aerospace advance and again here there are many highly qualified engineer positions available because of the lack of candidates. But there is also a decrease of manual working force in domains such as metallurgy.
French brands, luxury products and their worldwide reputation are no secret. Globally located and very popular in Asia, the job positions available in France are very various from the conception to the design but also sale or marketing.
- Korean companies in France
There obviously are Korean companies, often the biggest conglomerates, which settled subsidiaries in France and which offer job positions requiring high linguistic skills with various missions.