Unemployed to be recruited in to SNCF

Louis Gallois, the president of the SNCF, last night announced the intended recruitment of 800 unemployed youths to work on the trains in 2006. This follows the announcement of Transport Minister Dominque Perben, who intends to recruit around a hundred to work in security for trains, which would increase the number to around 2300.Read more

Government Announces Unemployment Measures

French Prime Minister Minister Dominque de Villepin announced new measures yesterday to combat youth unemployment. They include offering benefits to those unemployed under the age of 26 whilst they are searching for work. Many temporary workers in this age group are not entitled to any state help.Read more

Speed Cameras

State plans on using money earned by radars only for road safetyRead more

Mayor of Nice meeting on Urban Renovation

Nice Méridia, Plan du Var and Moulins areas to be refurbishedRead more

Sarkozy announces train security plans

Security force to be extendedRead more

Airports report record figures

Nigh on ten million passengers passed through Nice Côte d'Azur airport in 2005, setting a new record for France's second biggest airport.Read more

Les Entreprenariales

For the fourth year running, the Union pour l’Enterprise des Alpes Maritimes (UPE 06) has organised “Les Entreprenariales” at the Acropolis in Cap Var.Read more

Exhibition for tourism professionals

Salon Pro Plein Air presents its second edition on Wednesday and Thursday in Saint-Raphaël at the Palais des Congrès. The convention brings together professionals from all fields related to hotels and outdoor tourism.Read more

Wages in region below national average

INSEE, the French institute for statistics and economic studies, just released figures showing that the median wage in the Alpes-Maritimes for 2003 was 1,241 euros per month. The number is 2 euros below the national median but 24 euros higher than the PACA region as a whole.Read more