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Set Up a Recruitment Company in France

Updated on Sunday 22nd January 2023

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Set-up-a-recruitment-company-in-FranceTogether with the rising number of foreign investors coming to open companies in France also grew the number of jobs created by these businesses and the number of jobseekers. French companies must respect the Employment Law when hiring workers and must provide them with the adequate labor conditions which are based on an employment contract. Work conditions in France are competitive compared to other countries which is why its labor force is one of the most appreciated in Europe.

Our French company formation agents can assist foreign investors who want to open a company in this country.

How to hire employees in France

French companies can hire employees in various ways. Some of the most popular imply placing ads on specialized websites and then selecting and directly recruiting the workers or by appealing to the services of staffing agencies or recruitment companies. The second option is often cheaper and less time consuming. This has led to a flourishing employment agencies industry in France. It is also quite easy to set up a recruitment company in France as there are no special requirements for this type of business.

With the help of our accountants in France, you can align yourself with the requirements of the law regarding accounting and mandatory financial statements. You will also be able to benefit from complete bookkeeping and payroll services, guidance for tax registration and compliance, and preparation and submission of annual financial statements as provided by law. Do not hesitate to contact us and learn more about the services offered by our company.

Registering a recruitment agency in France

The first step to open a staffing company in France is to register the company with the Chamber of Commerce, as the company will undertake a commercial activity. The French Labor Code also provides for the hiring of temporary workers through employment agencies.

Foreign investors opening recruitment companies in France are not treated differently than local ones, however they must have specific qualifications related to recruiting personnel. Also, there are no minimum share capital requirements if registering a staffing company under the form of a limited liability company in France. This is also the most employed type of business form when setting up a recruitment agency in France.

It must be noted that in the case of temporary workers the French recruitment company will be in charge with drafting the employees’ work contracts.

For full information on the licenses required to open a staffing company in France, please feel free to contact us. You can also rely on our company registration agents in France if you want to open other types of companies.

Meet us in Paris

Call us now at +33 9 73 22 01 51 to set up an appointment with our lawyers in Paris, France. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to France.

As a BridgeWest client, you will beneficiate from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in France.