More than 1 million employees are seasonal

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Employed mostly in the agricultural and tourism sectors, they work on average 180 days a year.

According to the Dares study, the agricultural sector alone employs a quarter of the seasonal workers employed in the private sector, especially during the harvest.
According to the Dares study, the agricultural sector alone employs a quarter of the seasonal workers employed in the private sector, especially during the harvest. Philippe Roy / Aurimages

We can now be more specific about the costing of seasonal jobs. For the first time, DARES, the statistics department of the Ministry of Labor, looked into "This unusual form of atypical employment," explains Émeline Limon, the author of the study. Between April 2018 and March 2019, just over 1 million people (excluding Mayotte) were hired as seasonal, that is to say on a temporary contract to respond to a variation in related activity, as the name of indicates, at the season (harvest, vintage …) or with collective lifestyles (tourism).

This figure is far from the 2 million contracts regularly put forward by the unions, which are attentive to the abuses that can be caused by these very flexible and exempt contracts, particularly the precarious premium. It also does not correspond to the approximately 810,000 hiring anticipated by Pôle emploi in its survey of labor requirements in 2018. To obtain a precise estimate, the Dares studied the declarations.

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