Image copyright EPA Image caption President Macron’s efforts to change France’s labour laws have met resistance French President Emmanuel Macron has told a young unemployed gardener that there are lots of employers seeking staff. “I can find you a job just by crossing the road,” said Mr Macron, after the man brought up his concerns…
French President Emmanuel Macron has told a young unemployed gardener that there are lots of employers seeking staff.
“I can find you a job just by crossing the road,” said Mr Macron, after the man brought up his concerns during a street encounter in Paris.
The jobseeker replied that employers did not respond to his applications.
France has an unemployment rate of about 10%, which is above the European average.
Mr Macron has responded by trying to make it easier for businesses to hire and fire staff and he has cut back the state sector, but he has faced protests.
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