Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Bucharest (Bucharest Region), Iasi county (North-East Region), Cluj county (Centre Region)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

2,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
1 May 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


In the course of 2006, Carrefour employed almost 2,500 people in Romania.

From the total number of employees (3,800) almost a third were recruited during this year, mostly for the new hypermarket Carrefour Feeria. We shall hire approximately other 1,300 persons for a new location in Constanta and to cover the personnel turnover and the new needs emerging underway”, stated Ana Dumitru, human resources manager for Carrefour Romania, in June 2006. She added that employers will face difficulties in finding new employees because the labour market does not offer sufficient personnel trained in the field. “Currently, we are faced with labour deficit at all levels. It is less a problem for middle management positions as we use internal promotion, but when we must recruit externally, we face real problems”, Dumitru further commented. Up to now, Carrefour Romania has invested about EUR 200 million for the seven hypermarkets it opened in this country.

On 2 May 2007, the company announced the intention to invest around EUR 5 million in refurbishing the former Univers`All store in the centre of Bucharest and to hire from this location around 300 people.In present, in Bucharest, the company has a network of four hypermarkets with approximatelly 3,000 employees.

In the second half of 2007, Carrefour Romania intends to open another three hypermarkets, two located in Iasi (North-East Region) and one in Cluj (Center Region) and as result the number of employees to increase this year with 2,000 persons.


  • 6 June 2006: Ziarul Financiar
  • 2 May 2007: Ziarul Financiar
  • 3 May 2007: Ziarul Financiar


Eurofound (2007), Carrefour, Business expansion in Romania, factsheet number 62426, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62426.