Home workers questioning jobs, supply-chain havoc weigh on French recovery

People wearing protective face masks walk at the financial and business district of La Defense in Nanterre as work rules have been relaxed with teleworking requirements gradually being lifted amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in France, June 10, 2021. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, July 4 (Reuters) – A shortage of qualified workers, doubts raised by working from home and supply-chain havoc are proving problematic for some companies as they try to ride France’s recovery from the pandemic but struggle to fill vacancies, business leaders said.

Less than a year before France’s next presidential election, Emmanuel Macron’s chances of re-election will partly hinge on the strength of a rebound beginning to benefit some of France’s big industries, from luxury goods makers to energy exporters.

At an annual economic conference in southern France, some pointed to persistent labour problems, including a shortage of qualified…

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