November 1, 2019
As part of an action plan to address problems in the troubled Paris suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis, the French government has offered 10,000 euros to public workers to remain working in the area.
The proposal is one of 23 measures presented by the government this week to help the area, which is the poorest department in the entire country and will also see the recruitment of another 150 police officers to help maintain order in the area, Le Figaroreports .
The government of President Emmanuel Macron is also looking to improve housing conditions in the area for local residents.
The 10,000 euro bonus will be eligible for various public sector workers including teachers as studies revealed that the turnover rate int he area is much higher than other parts of France, with Ministry of the Interior workers staying just 2.7 years there on average compared to Essonne, for example, where the rate is seven years.
A similar proposal was made in so-called “vulnerable areas”, often referred to as no-go zones, in Sweden, where the government offered teachers a salary increase  of £848/$1,077 per month to remain working in the often crime-ridden and economically disadvantaged areas.
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