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The sectors that are hiring

The sectors of excellence

Nantes-Saint-Nazaire is distinguished by its dynamic sectors of excellence. Digital tech, cultural and creative industries, aerospace, shipbuilding, healthcare/biotechnology, agribusiness, retail, marine renewable energy: each sector has a powerful ecosystem that combines business and research, training and innovation. The area boasts competitiveness clusters such as Images & Réseaux for digital tech, EMC2, dedicated to advanced manufacturing technology, and Atlanpole Biotherapies, specializing in health and biotechnology.


The sectors that are hiring

In industry, the thriving shipbuilding and aerospace sectors are increasing demand for skilled labour. Similarly, employment in the digital tech sector has grown by almost 20% in five years, with large corporations, tech service companies and start-ups. IT project managers and executives are among the professions in highest demand in Nantes Saint-Nazaire.
In an already densely populated area where the population is growing at a steady pace, the personal services sector is also set to grow, both in healthcare and home care.


The job market is very dynamic in Nantes-Saint-Nazaire, with many organisations involved:


  • Pôle Emploi job centre and APEC for executives offer thousands of jobs and provide job search and career management guidance.
  • The Maison de l’Emploi has seven branches in Greater Nantes. It provides advice on finding a job and support for entrepreneurs.
  • Business networks


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