Located in Provence-Alpes Côte d'Azur, Jouques is a commune of strong rural tradition that has an exceptional natural heritage. However, parts of this heritage are now abandoned. Many olive groves are fallow, which means loss of rural heritage, erosion risks and fire damage to biodiversity. There is therefore a strong need for manpower to maintain and develop these natural and sensitive areas. Since 2016, Jouques has been one of the ten municipalities covered by the Territorial Law on Experimentation against Long-Term Unemployment1. This law allows long-term job seekers to be hired on indefinite contracts in social and solidarity economy activities.
1 Law of 29 February 2016 in order to reduce long-term unemployment in 10 voluntary territories.