Half of all companies report barriers to hiring
Vincent Dortet-Bernadet, division Enquêtes de conjoncture, Insee
In October 2017, half of the companies in industry, services and construction came up against barriers that prevented them from hiring more employees on open-term or long-length fixed-term contracts. Those companies listed such reasons as the unavailability of competent labour (32%), uncertainties about the economic situation (25%), employment-related costs (22%) and regulations (17%) as their main grounds. SMEs are the category of companies that has most curbed hiring.