The transport network of Paris and its region (RATP) prepares an “unprecedented” recruitment campaign, with some 6,600 positions, in view of the needs that will create the Rugby World Cup this year and, above all, the Olympic Games in the capital next year.
As announced by the RATP on Monday in a statement, public transport in Paris and its region requires 4,900 indefinite contracts, 1,000 in apprenticeship and another 700 for people with problems of social integration.
To strengthen the public transport network during these sporting events, 2,700 bus drivers and another 400 metro drivers are needed, in addition to 700 station agents.
In addition, the RATP will require some 600 posts for engineers and executives, some 120 security officers and maintenance technicians.
The number of stalls opened this year far exceeds the usual ones of the public transport company of the capital region, which in 2022 hired 2,753 people, a figure also exceptionally high given the operational problems that many of its lines had.
In a normal exercise, the RATP employs about 1,200 people.
Between September 8 and October 28 of this year France will host the Rugby World Cup, which will have its main events at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, on the outskirts of Paris.
The Olympic Games will take place between 26 July and 11 August 2024.