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Job Fairs

French Language Job Fairs

A general trend shown by a 2017 report by the think tank New American Economy, Not Lost in Translation, The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market, found that language skills are now essential in many professional sectors and mastery of French is a key advantage. For example, nearly 22,300 job offers published online in 2015 in the United States were looking for candidates proficient in French compared to 9,500 in 2010. French is the third most requested language on the American labor market, particularly in sectors such as insurance, healthcare, finance, and humanitarian aid. Supporting the teaching of French as a professional language therefore represents a challenge and opportunity in higher education for the future of French in the United States.

In 2019, the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the U.S. will partner with American universities to hold a French Language Job Fairs. These jobs fairs will give students the opportunity to discover a variety of career paths and local positions across fields for French-speaking Americans. The Fairs will also give teachers the opportunity to meet our partners to better understand the needs of the economy and the labor market, and will give local business and organizations the chance to showcase their activities and local branches, and meet prospective candidates.