Employers federation, MEDEF, has released a report outlining its thoughts on how to generate a million jobs, whilst claiming the French 'social model' is outdated.
The report, which has already been criticised by unions, claims that losing two public holidays per year would increase the working year by 1.2 days, boosting GDP by just under one per cent and adding 100,000 extra jobs.
MEDEF also sets its sights on the 35-hour week and says that if industry sectors agree to a change in the hours worked, then they should be allowed to opt out of the current working hours rule.
Both these measures were recently highlighted by the new economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, and at the time the former Rothschild banker was criticised by unions.
France's social model is outdated, MEDEF also claimed, adding that the country was now competing with "150 countries" rather than five.
The call for change comes at a time when the French unemployment level stands at more than ten per cent, and the country has registered no economic growth in the past two quarters.
MEDEF has launched a website outlining its complete plan of action to create a million jobs in France at http://www.1milliondemplois.fr/