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Hermès ranks among the top 10 recruiters in its category

The online recruitment platform "Welcome to the Jungle" has announced that Hermès is one of the Top 10 companies with more than 2,000 employees recruiting the most. Indeed, following the departure of many expert artisans, the brand is boosting its search for personnel.

Eva Morletto

By Eva Morletto14 septembre 2022

In the first half of 2022, Hermès recorded growth of +23% (Shutterstock)

Hermès has been confirmed as one of the Top 10 companies with more than 2,000 employees that are recruiting significantly, despite inflation and the vagaries of the global geo-political situation. The ranking was announced by online recruitment platform Welcome to the Jungle, which is analysing the flow of new employment contracts into the corporate giants.

The excellent results of the first half of the year have prompted Hermès to expand its staff, especially in the areas of craftsmanship excellence, due to the retirement of many expert craftsmen, particularly in the leather goods sector.

With a growth rate of 23% compared to the same period last year, and global sales of 5.475 billion euros, Hermès aims to retain solid teams and is looking to recruit a wide range of profiles. 646 contracts are currently on offer in France and abroad, with a large number of permanent contracts on offer: more than half of the positions to be filled are in fact permanent contracts.

The company currently employs 18,400 people worldwide, including 11,500 in France alone.

The main objectives behind the decision to increase recruitment are essentially based on the need to satisfy an ever-increasing demand for products, an ever-expanding clientele, and the urgent need to strengthen the teams of specialised craftsmen, who represent a great advantage for the brand. Currently, 6,000 craftsmen work in the brand's workshops.

Hermès is actively seeking engravers of precious metals, specialists in weaving, embroidery and leather processing. These precious traditional skills are in danger of being lost over time, which is why the luxury house has focused on the younger generation by opening the Hermès School of Craftsmanship, which will be created in 2021 to train exceptional talent and ensure that the next generation of craftsmen will be trained.  

To achieve its production goals, the company is increasing the number of workshops throughout France. This is not the first time that the brand has distinguished itself for its ability to create jobs. In 2020 and 2021, Hermès won the Grand Prix Emploi France, awarded by the rating agency Humpact. This prize is awarded each year to companies that stand out for their local presence, ethical business practices and ability to create jobs.

Indeed, Hermès' workforce has doubled in just ten years.

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