The leisure marine sector places employment at the heart of its strategy
In 2018, the number of employees in leisure marine industries and services increased by 3.6% to 42,930 employees (direct employment). This trend is expected to continue in 2019-2020, according to a FIN survey. 70% of the surveyed companies plan to recruit in the short term, and this for three main reasons: increased production, retirements (especially in the construction sector) and the launch of new activities. “Over the past two years, job creation in the leisure marine industry has continued at an annual rate of about 1,000 positions. Today, companies are facing shortage of human resources and are looking for new ways to attract qualified candidates,” the FIN said.
To help meet the companies’ employment objectives, the FIN has launched several projects:
- Negotiations on the modernisation of the collective labour agreement, in order to strengthen the attractiveness of the sector’s employment offer.
- Restructuring and strengthening the specific training programs to meet the geographical and skills needs of the companies and the creation of a vocational course for young high school graduates
“The studies we are currently conducting all over the country show that the sector influences directly and indirectly the creation of 140,000 jobs. At the FIN we focus on reforming our collective labour agreement, modernising our training courses, making our job offers more attractive and promoting the professional opportunities within our companies,” recalls Yves Lyon-Caen, President of the FIN.