Finding a job on the Côte d’Azur

Recruitment websites

Several job posting websites dedicated to the Côte d’Azur and the Alpes-Maritimes department were created to help job seekers find an employment in the Azurean territory.

Those websites usually provide a hiring service in a specific industry of job type to deliver an accurate job search.

Developed and democratized for several years now, the general job postings websites are an interesting and efficient alternative to look for a job on the Côte d’Azur. Those websites allow searching for a job by keyword, by specific sector or by location. Yet, they are not necessarily specific to the Côte d’Azur or the South Region.

Recruitment and temp agencies on the Côte d’Azur

Recruitment Agencies

Recruitment agencies on the Côte d’Azur carry out several services to allow their candidates finding a job quickly depending on their profiles. Services include the promotion of CVs and the coaching in job interviews and in writing cover letters.

By using a recruitment agency, you will benefit from a broader and more encompassing vision of consultants regarding the job market depending on your profile and previous experiences.

There are many recruitment agencies on the Côte d’Azur. Find out more below.

Temp Agencies

Temp agencies provide employees to companies for a temporary time. By using a temp agency,  you will be able to join a company specializing in the sector of your choice temporarily. Yet, you will not be an employee of the company. Temp agencies keep the employer status.

During a recruitment process with a temp agency, the company must fill in a Preliminary Employment Statement (“Déclaration Préalable à l’Embauche – DPAE”) to comply with any administrative formalities. You will then sign a Mission Contract, which will state the tasks you will be working on during the validity of your temp contract, as well as an Availibility Agreement, which certifies that the temp agency and the company agreed to recruit you.

If you are a foreign resident, additional procedures will be carried out for your registration with a temp agency. You will need a work permit, which is mandatory to work in France (unless exceptions).

If you are not a member of the European Union, a residence permit will be required. If you are a member of the E.U, you will not need a residence permit to work. Yet, you will need a work permit, unless you are a member of one the following countries: Andorra, Monaco, Switzerland and Saint-Martin.

There are many temp agencies on the Côte d’Azur. Find out more below.

Public services for job assistance

The Local Program for Integration and Employment (PLIE)

The Local Program for Integration and Employment (« Plan Local pour l’Insertion et l’Emploi (PLIE) ») is a program led by several cities to help job seekers find an employment. It provides customized assistance; professional integration schemes and job offers. The “PLIE” program is effective in several municipalities of the Côte d’Azur, such as Nice, Cannes, and Sophia Antipolis. It is supported by the South Region and the Alpes-Maritimes Department.

Each city has its own “PLIE” accessibility criteria. For further information, we invite you to contact the municipalities.

The Regional Bank for Employment and Traineeship (BREA)

The Regional Bank for Employment and Traineeship (« Banque Régionale de l’Emploi et de l’Apprentissage (BREA) ») is a program set up by the South Region to help facilitate the job/internship/traineeship search. It directly links job seekers with companies.

Job seekers can share their CV and consult job offers and companies looking for employees.

The « FAJE » Programme

Co-financed by the South Region and the European Union, the FAJE programme helps promoting training for young graduates through professional integration in a company or a foreign association ;

The conditions to benefit from this programme are :

  • Being under 30 years old
  • Holding a Bac+3 diploma minimum. The last year of studies completed must be less than 3 years ago.
  • Living on the territory of the South Region
  • Having received your baccalaureate or a higher education diploma on the territory of the South Region
  • Being registered at the « Pôle Emploi » of the South Region
  • Looking for a first significant job which will last at least 6 consecutive months.

To know more about the FAJE programme, we invite you to consult the South Region’s website.

Local professional networks

The professional networks within companies are places to gather, exchange and brainstorm. They are strong assets for any company seeking to develop their business activities on the Côte d’Azur.

The benefits of networking are numerous and have been underlined by different studies. Networking allows working more efficiently on certain topics, putting together the individual added value within gathering venues or events. In addition to the human contribution, networking brings many economic and social opportunities. In particular, networking is useful for creating economies of scale by combining goods and services between the different stakeholders involved. It is also a way of bringing companies’ strengths together to develop joint projects and grow faster than “isolated” companies. Being a member of a professional network also offers higher visibility for companies looking at promoting their activities towards other members of the same network.

Over the years, many professional networks specializing in different fields have emerged on the Côte d’Azur.