Workforce Development / Changing Workforce

Macron's plan to get French youth onto the factory floor

By Bloomberg

Jul 10, 2019

Each daylong stage of the so-called French Fab Tour includes workshops and games for schoolchildren, conferences, aptitude tests, virtual-reality experiences, and speed-dating-style job interviews. President Emmanuel Macron’s government is hoping the campaign will encourage the French back onto the factory floor.

“We’re in a sector that is the very opposite of sexy,” says Julien Hue, chief executive officer of industrial oil manufacturer Hafa.

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