Very responsive to the immediate economic situation, the distance selling and call center and online services sectors illustrate the cold snap to growth identified by Trendeo, with respectively 6,583 and 1,092 more jobs cut than those who were created in these two sectors over the first eight months of the year.
90 new factories
Traditional industry continued to see its workforce increase, with 26,625 new jobs over the first eight months of the year, i.e. a positive net balance of 10,074 compared to the January-August 2021 period. 90 factories news emerged in the first half against 35 that closed.
“Beginning of fall or air hole? “, the semi-annual report of the firm Trendeo which identifies and analyzes twice a year all the announcements of investment of the companies on the French territory, does not decide. “Until the end of August, there is no evidence of a violent slowdown in the economy as a whole”, underlines the report. But, in April, the balance of job creations and job losses fell “below the level of 2021”.
Growth in business relocations, which had seen a record year in 2021, also seems to be stalling. In the first half, Trendeo counted 28 relocations against 4 relocations. In the second half of 2021, relocations and relocations amounted to 44 and 4 respectively, and 46 and 12 in the first half of 2021.
On the startup side, 400 fundraisers took place from January to August 2022, compared to 518 over the same period of 2021, a decrease of 23%. On the other hand, the total funds collected increased by 54% to 5.7 billion euros in 2022, against 3.7 billion last year.
Seven projects of more than 50 hectares
Finally, Trendeo analyzed the approximately 1,500 large-scale industrial investment projects – on a land area of more than 50 hectares – announced worldwide between 2016 and 2022 and listed in its database. If the United States has 415, China 124, and the United Kingdom 32, France has only seven, Germany eleven.
The seven French industrial projects in this census are located in the field of energy, linked to the transition in progress: four solar farm projects including those of Allons (Lot-et-Garonne) and Labarde (Gironde), but also wind turbine manufacturing projects in Brittany, the Verkor automotive electric battery factory project in the North, and the solar panel manufacturing project of the startup Carbon based in the Loire, in Rhône-Alpes.