EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Italy
Region: Puglia; Sud
Location of affected unit(s): Bari


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.71 - Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-10-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 20-10-2022
Foreseen End Date: 28-02-2023
Planned Job Creation: 150

Additional Information

The Irish fashion retailer Primark has announced to open a new store in Bari, Puglia, where it will hire more than 150 people. The opening is scheduled at the beginning of 2023. It will be the fourth store of Primark in the South of Italy. The recruitment has already started and the company is mainly looking for visual merchandisers, department managers and retail assistants.

In 2021, Primark has also announced an expansion programme for 2021 and 2022 to hire 2,000 people in other 8 Italian cities: Rome, Catania, Chieti, Turin, Bologna, Caserta, Venice and Milan (Primark-2021-IT).