Type
Business expansion
Country
France
Region
Ouest; Bretagne; Finistère
Location of affected unit(s)
Brest
Sector
Retail
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Household Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.52 - Retail sale of hardware, paints and glass in specialised stores

130 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
13 June 2016
Employment effect (start)
13 July 2016
Foreseen end date
31 May 2017

Description

French DIY chain Leroy Merlin has announced the creation of 130 jobs by opening a new shop in Brest (Finistère). The new jobs are for sales assistants, floor managers, customer service representatives, logistics employees and managers. The management will start to recruit on 13 July to build the future team and to train them until the opening of the store by April-May 2017. Employees will be recruited on permanent employment contract.

Leroy Merlin employs over 21,000 people in 126 stores and reports a turnover of € 6bn in 2015. It announced the creation of 100 jobs in Beauvais in February 2016, of 110 jobs in Saint-Louis (La Réunion) in June 2014, 100 jobs in its new shop in Pleurtuit in May 2014, the creation of 300 jobs in the Parisian region in 2012 and the creation of 300 positions in a site in Valence (store and logistic platform) in 2007.


Sources

  • 13 June 2016: Ouest-France

Citation

Eurofound (2016), Leroy Merlin, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 87856, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87856.