IT is not really the corner of government you want to see expanding, but French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has announced the creation of 2,000 new jobs at Pôle Emploi.
The additional staff in the employment service will be in place by the end of summer, and are being brought in to help job seekers and businesses as the French economy struggles with the long running economic crisis.
At present unemployment levels in France currently stand at 10.6%, with youth unemployment at 25.7%, and it is feared that the number out of work will increase in the coming months.
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