EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Groupe Galeries Lafayette

Groupe Galeries Lafayette

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Paris; île de France
Location of affected unit(s): Paris


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
45 - Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Number Employed: 16000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-09-2018
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-10-2018
Foreseen End Date: 30-06-2019
Planned Job Creation: 700

Additional Information

The Galeries Lafayette group has announced the recruitment of 700 employees. The group is opening two new stores in Paris: a Gallerie Lafayette store on the Champs-Élysées on the former location of the Virgin Megastore closed in 2013, and the first store in Paris of the brand Eataly. For these two stores, the group launched a recruitment campaign in September. In addition to salespeople, the group is recruiting for the first time on new jobs in the food and beverage activities. For the Champs-Elysées store, which will open in March 2019, the group is hiring 400 employees, including 300 for sales and 100 for inventory management. Recruitment will be through conventional channels but also via social networks including Instagram. For the Eataly store, which will open in the spring of 2019, the group is looking for 300 people: reception staff, waiters, cooks, divers, but also butchers, cheese makers, baristas, sommeliers, pastry chefs and pizza-makers.