EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Est
Location of affected unit(s): Boulay-Moselle, Longeville-lès-Saint-Avold, Metz-Borny, Forbach, Metz, Semécourt, Metz-Augny, Metz-Mondelange, Fameck, Terville, Sarreguemines, Yutz, Sainte-Marie-aux-Chênes, Sarreguemines, Strasbourg


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating
Number Employed: 14000
Group: Action

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 29-04-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 14-05-2022
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

The Dutch non-food discounter chain Action, which is specialised in the sale of low-priced goods and products, has announced a recruitment day to recruit 200 employees for its 65 retail shops in the Grand Est region - including those in Metz, Nancy, and Strasbourg. Action wants to recruit assistant shop managers and shop employees on full-time employment contracts, as well as work-study contracts (around ten) and seasonal positions for students.

Action recruits its employees using a simulation-based recruitment method in order to measure their skills: the method allows the candidate to immerse himself in a simulation of his future work.

Action employs 14,000 people in France across 650 stores.