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3.5 Million Jobless and French Companies Still Can’t Find Staff

  • Dearth of workers is hampering firms’ ability to meet demand
  • Macron has pledged to invest 15 billion euros in training
Railway Carriage Manufacture Inside An Alstom SA Factory

Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

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Figeac-Aero has a problem that says a lot about the French economy: the Airbus supplier can’t find enough qualified people to staff its factories.

Even with one in 10 workers out of a job, companies cite difficulty in hiring as one of their biggest problems as a long-awaited economic recovery takes hold.