Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, Montereau-Fault-Yonne
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Leather And Related Products
15.12 - Manufacture of luggage, handbags and the like, saddlery and harness

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
30 October 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 November 2017
Foreseen end date
1 January 2020


In response to increasing demand, the luxury goods manufacturer, Hermes has announced its plans to recruit, from now to 2020, 500 employees for two new production sites. Hermes has decided to extend its site of Montereau-Fault-Yonne (Seine-et-Marne) and to create a new site in Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (Gironde). Each site will employ about 250 workers, mainly crafters for its leather goods activities. The company is trying to respond to a increase in demand for high-end goods by training leather workers and adding new sites. The company already expanded its production capabilities earlier this year in France. 

Jobs creation announcements were recorded in May 2017 (250 job creations), and also back in 2011 (600 job creations). The company employs about 8,000 people in France and 13,000 worldwide.


  • 30 October 2017: Les Echos
  • 30 October 2017: Bloomberg


Eurofound (2017), Hermès, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 92407, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92407.