France Covid recovery: Summer jobs paying well, but are rare

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Students and job-seekers looking for opportunities this summer may find a lucky position that pays well, but others may struggle as the market is slow to pick up after Covid-19.

Companies in France are starting to recruit for summer jobs as the country continues to reopen - with some positions reportedly paying as much as €3,500 gross per month - but offers are still few and far between.

Figures from temporary jobs agency site Qapa has found that some summer jobs on offer are paying between €1,800 and €3,500 per month gross, including tips.

These include roles such as valet parking (€1,800-€3,000 gross or before tax) and skilled bar staff (€2,000-€3,000). These jobs are usually paid per month, rather than by the hour, and require long, anti-social hours, but can be well-paid as a result.

Market slowdown

However the market for summer jobs is slower than normal this year, as employers ...

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