The veranda and pergola manufacturer, Akena, has announced the recruitment of 150 employees to support its development. The group, which has 1,050 employees and a turnover of €150 million, is launching a national recruitment campaign. The aim is to hire 40 sales staff and 75 carpenter-operators with a carpentry or building background (with or without experienced) by the end of the year.
The company's growth can be explained in part by the COVID-19 crisis: the group benefited from a very rapid recovery, after the lockdown period, with a peak in the order book of 10% compared with the previous year. This increase can be explained by the need for space to ensure a dedicated space for teleworking in particular.