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With France’s retirement age rising, automation is vital to preserving know-how and stopping worn-out staff

Says Jocelyn Peynet, Director France, Common Robots


A brand new pension reform will elevate the retirement age in France from 62 to 64. While this may have a constructive impact on the labor provide in a rustic hit by rising labor and abilities scarcitys, it additionally means the manufacturing business should do extra to retain senior staff and enhance the working atmosphere.


France is the world’s seventh-largest financial system. The commercial sector is important contributing practically 17% of GDP. Manufacturing performs a key position in creating jobs and driving development. 
However, as for a lot of different nations, hassle lies forward. The French Nationwide Institute of Statistics and Financial Research emphasizes that 67% of enterprise leaders report difficulties in recruiting. The state of affairs is especially tense within the meals processing and electrical gear sectors, but in addition impacts particular professions resembling molders, polishers and welders. In response to the Randstad recruitment company, some 4,500 manufacturing and manufacturing positions are at the moment vacant in France.  

The reason being easy: there are fewer staff to fill the positions because the pool of working-age folks in France has shrunk by 755,000 folks within the final 10 years in line with the UN inhabitants prospects. Trying on the workforce inhabitants in 2043, France’s working-age inhabitants is anticipated to lower by 1.8 million. 

Along with this, industrial jobs have been seen as unattractive. Musculoskeletal issues generally result in early exclusion of seniors from the labor market, generally as younger as 45. This has severe human penalties for every particular person, and on the identical time corporations are dropping out on the expertise and know-how of expert senior staff. As producers are discovering it more and more troublesome to compensate by hiring younger folks, it additionally turns into it more durable to cross on abilities between generations.  



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