French Tableware glass manufacturer Arc will recruit 225 permanent staff thanks to a long-term, part-time scheme.

The glass group, based in Arques, in Pas-de-Calais, northern France, said the recruitment contracts for production staff were facilitated by a long-term partial activity agreement (APLD) negotiated with the state.

General Manager of Arc France, Tristan Borne, said: "We agreed on the fact that we were going to anticipate future needs and take advantage of the smoothing of the activity provided by the long-term partial activity in order to be able to train employees, in particular young recruits.”