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French jobs market springs to life under Emmanuel Macron

For years Seeb, a small French company that installs electric wiring in commercial property, has been laying off workers. Franck Dattée, its chief executive, is at last able to do the opposite.

“Since June we have had extraordinary demand . . . I am recruiting many people on many levels: managers, workers, team leaders,” says Mr Dattée, who is adding 10 people to his team of 40. Compared with last year, his company is bidding on twice as many tenders for jobs and the number of new projects has grown rapidly.  Read more.

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