The company got founded in 1838 by Jean Bardou at Perpignan (FR) to manufacture cigarette paper. Bardou's trademark was the initials "JB" separated by a large diamond. The diamond was often mistaken for a capital O by consumers, who began referring to the papers as JOB, thus the brand-name was born. In 1849 the company changed it's name to SOCIETÉ JOB. Since France had a state owned tobacco monopoly, cigarette production took place at Alger (Algeria), Bastia (Corsica), Geneve (Switzerland), Kehl (Germany) and London (United Kingdom).

Today JOB is just a brand name, but see as well former brands of them like Colonial, Corsaire, Cyrnea, Kalliste, Lady, Mistral and Sprint

JOB

France early 1940's
20 pieces in Soft Pack
Price 2½ Rpf/piece = 0.50 RM
Producer JOB Cigarettenfabrik, Strassburg
Trade Mark Owner Societé Job
Job Bleu Filtre

France 1970's
20 pieces with Filter in Sliding Box with Cellophane
Price 2 Fr
Producer Manufacture Corse de Tabacs
Trade Mark Owner Societé Job
Job Bleu Filtre

Switzerland 1978
20 pieces with Filter in Soft Pack
Price 1.60 Fr
Producer Ed. Laurens S.A. Geneve
Trade Mark Owner Societé Job
Job Bleu Nacre

Switzerland 1978
20 pieces in Soft Pack
Price 1.60 Fr
Producer Ed. Laurens S.A. Geneve
Trade Mark Owner Societé Job
Job Filtre

Senegal 1980's
20 pieces with Filter in Flip Top Box with Cellophane
Tar 14, Nicotine 1.05
Producer Manufacture de Tabacs de l'Ouest Africain
Trade Mark Owner Societé Job
Job Goût Maryland

France 1950's
20 pieces in Soft Pack
Price 50 Fr
Producer Société Job
Trade Mark Owner Société Job
Job Grise Brut

Switzerland 1960's
20 pieces in Soft Pack
Price 1.20 Fr
Producer Maison Job S.A.
Trade Mark Owner Societé Job
Job Mélange Kentucky

France 1950's
20 pieces in Soft Pack
Price 50 Fr
Producer Société Job
Trade Mark Owner Société Job
JOB spéciales

France 2001
20 pieces in Soft Pack
Tar 12, Nicotine 1.4, Barcode 3258170001731
Producer Manufacture Corse de Tabacs
Trade Mark Owner Seita
JOB spéciales Filtre

France 2001
20 pieces with Filter in Soft Pack
Tar 12, Nicotine 0.9, Barcode 3258170012607
Producer Manufacture Corse de Tabacs
Trade Mark Owner Seita
Job Supérieures

Algeria 1940's
20 pieces in Soft Pack
Price 16.25 Fr
Producer Societé Job, Alger
Trade Mark Owner Societé Job
Job Supérieures

Senegal 1970's
20 pieces in Soft Pack with Cellophane

Producer Manufacture de Tabacs de l'Ouest Africain
Trade Mark Owner Societé Job
Job Supérieures

Senegal 1980's
20 pieces in Soft Pack with Cellophane
Tar 19.4, Nicotine 1.22
Producer Manufacture de Tabacs de l'Ouest Africain
Trade Mark Owner Societé Job
Job Supérieures

Algeria late 1930's
23 pieces in Soft Pack
Price 4 Fr
Producer Societé Job, Alger
Trade Mark Owner Societé Job