The 10 most recruited professions in Lyon

The job market, shaken by the global pandemic, is making a comeback. The culture and entertainment sectors have been seriously affected by the health crisis. Some find it difficult to leave however summer boosts employment in these areas, particularly in seasonal jobs. The hotel and restaurant sector is also facing great difficulty in hiring seasonal workers since Covid. In question, working conditions, cuts and wages.

Other sectors are in transition, some have new needs, others are trying to catch up with employment, others are developing … In short, there are new job opportunities in France and Lyon. So 2022 appears to be the year of recovery, and the numbers are higher than those before Covid.

As a mirror of economic activity, temporary work has been on the rise since the end of 2021. Offers of temporary work in Lyon, as in other large cities, are increasing more and more.

What fields are recruiting in Lyon?

In the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and especially in Lyon, multiple sectors are recruiting, offering a wide choice. As is often the case, we find personal services, construction, hotels and restaurants, but also other industries specific to the Lyon region such as the field of polymers, nuclear or digital.

Here is a list of the region’s top ten employers:

1. Personal service

Service to the person is an area charged with meaning. You must be able to make yourself available and know how to adapt.

In this sector, there are three professions that are particularly in need of employment in Lyon: nursing assistant, life assistant and nurse. In the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region, there are several thousand job offers.

2. Digital

Software development and digital services company in Lyon


In the digital age and digitization, there are many job opportunities in this field. Mainly in maintenance, systems, networks and development. But also in areas where digitalization is taking place such as marketing and communication.

3. Trade and sales force

If you are a good communicator, love to communicate and negotiate, then working in the trade and sales force sector is an excellent option.

4 occupations in the sector account for 66% of job offers in this field: sales assistant, technical sales representative, sales representative and self-service employee.

4. Construction

Last year, the construction sector employed more than 85,000 people in Lyon and the region. This sector allows for rapid career development and access to positions of responsibility.

The most popular occupations at the moment are: construction worker, electrician, painter, equipment installer and machine operator.

5. Energy

energy in Lyon


Here is an area that allows you to take concrete action for the sake of the planet. Lyon and its region offer a variety of jobs in this field: from maintenance and operations technician to refrigeration specialist, including business manager… There are many jobs being hired.

6. Nuclear

If you’re mobile and involved in procedures and security, the nuclear sector is hiring. In particular the professions of nuclear fuse maker, pipe welder, radiation protection technician.

7. Food trade

The catering sector is constantly recruiting. Be warned, these are passionate jobs, you have to be available and able to adapt.

Lyon and the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region in particular need butchers, bakers and pastry chefs.

8. Transportation

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The transport sector accounted for 25,800 vacancies last year. This year, employment continues, particularly in the occupations of order picking and warehousing, passenger transportation, long-distance freight transportation, and short-distance round-trip delivery.

9. Hotels and restaurants

After difficult years, the hotel and restaurant sector started hiring again, especially during the summer season with seasonal jobs.

The Lyon region accounts for 165,000 paid jobs in the hotel and restaurant industry and provides international employment opportunities.

In this sector, there are 3 professions in particular demand at the moment: kitchen clerk, housekeeper and catering service.

10. Polymers

The first region in terms of paid jobs in the sector (24,700), employment continues in the polymer sector.

The main required occupations are: industrial maintenance technicians, tuners and operators of plastic and rubber forming equipment.

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