alstom: the French railway giant Alstom will hire 7,500 people worldwide
The firm hopes to hire 6,000 engineers and managers as well as 1,500 workers and technicians, according to the firm, which has 72,000 employees worldwide.
“These hires are for projects involving rolling stock, signals and services,” Alstom said in a statement.
“The company doubled in size a year ago (with the takeover of Canadian Bombardier Transport), we are present in 70 countries and our order book is quite large,” said the group’s human resources director, Anne -Sophie Chauveau-Galas. AFP.
“So we have needs all over the world to put contracts in place,” she added.
Alstom announced earlier this month a 1.8 billion euro ($2 billion) deal to supply up to 200 regional trains to Norway.
The framework contract with public railway company Norske Tog includes an initial firm order for 30 trains worth 380 million euros, Alstom said.
The company said it was looking to recruit 3,900 people in Europe, 1,700 in the Asia-Pacific region, 1,500 in North and South America and 400 in Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.