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Nantes Saint-Nazaire is not only a great place to live, it is also an ideal work place. The employment situation is better than in many other areas, with more business set-ups and a skilled workforce.
Aerial view of the Saint Nazaire submarine base
© SNTP/ Klose
Le quartier Decré
© City of Nantes
Point of the île de Nantes
© City of Nantes
An exceptional living environment
As the economic capital city of western France, Nantes Saint-Nazaire – one of the best cities to live and work in – is for most newcomers an ideal destination to strike a balance between private life and professional career. And for good reason: it is only 2 hours away from Paris by train and there is also an international airport. Morever, you will benefit from an exceptional living environment at the meeting point of the Val de Loire and the Atlantic Ocean.
Strong employment growth
Nantes Saint-Nazaire metropolis has a rich and varied economic fabric where leading sectors (biotherapies, web and networks, renewable sea energies…) are developing along with traditional industries (aeronautics, mechanics, logistics and food). Nantes Saint-Nazaire also imposes itself as a European leader in the nautical world.
Creation, design and architecture also blossom with the strong support of the metropolis, particularly with the development of the “reative Arts District” on the Ile de Nantes.
Today the major job provider is the service sector – with 80% of the whole employment force – and thanks to the dynamism of all its different sectors the city has one of the highest job growth rates in France. The executive jobs represent more than half of the jobs in trade, transport and service sectors and a third in public administration, education and health. The number of executives and managers has increased the most in the last few years. Nantes teaching hospital (CHU) and its 11,000 employees is the area’s premier employer.
Operational networks and clubs
Professional networks, entrepreneur clubs, incubators, expatriate clubs, consulates or cultural centers are the main ingredients for a new professional start in the metropolis. The World Trade Center Nantes Atlantique (WTCNA) run by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry helps foreign workers set up in Loire-Atlantique and animates the international community with clubs and many other activities.
Nantes Saint-Nazaire is the ideal place for work. Euronantes business center, located near the TGV train station and 15 minutes away from Nantes Atlantique airport, offers an exceptional working environment on the banks of the Loire river. Major companies such as Capgemini, Fidelia Assistance (Groupe Covéa), Veolia or Voyagessncf.com have chosen this place for their employees.
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