Unemployment in France is at its lowest level in a decade and thousands of new jobs are being created.
But the economic boost is not being felt evenly across France, with many jobs and industries being heavily concentrated in Paris.
While this is bad news for the 'left behind' areas of rural France and the small towns, it is good times for people who are job hunting in Paris or in the greater Paris Île-de-France region.
French president Emmanuel Macron says he wants to rebrand France as 'the startup nation'. Photo: AFP
There are more than 16,000 new permanent CDI contracts on offer in Île-de-France, as well as more than 30,000 short term and temporary positions advertised.
Here's who the biggest new recruiters are predicted to be in 2020 in Paris.
The data comes from the French unemployment office Pôle emploi, combined with local chambers of commerce, unions, local authorities and companies, as well as the recruitment agency Adecco and was put together in a major data journalism exercise by French newspaper Le Parisien.
1. City Hall. Ville de Paris is one of the biggest employers in the city and is expected to need 2,200 people in 2020 just to replace employees who have retired or left. The scope of the jobs is very wide too from the lower skilled end such as street cleaners and gardeners to civil servants and city engineers and technical managers. Working for the French government (local or national) brings with it a range of employment perks such as secure employment, generous benefits and (for now) special pension regimes.
2. Healthcare. As a big city, Paris naturally has numerous hospitals. The Hopitaux de Paris hospitals trust alone is looking to recruit around 800 people in 2020 and is particularly in need of nurses, healthcare assistants and radiology staff.
3. Accountancy. The international accounting giant PWC has a major presence in Paris and is looking to recruit around 700 people in 2020, particular auditors and lawyers.
4. Digital. Digital, IT and outsourcing company Modis is looking to recruit 300 people in 2020, particularly software engineers, developers and project managers.
However these numbers only tell half the story, as Paris is also home to an increasing number of small technology or digital related businesses, often startups.