EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): Ireland, the UK


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.59 - Retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores
Number Employed: 11600
Group: Kingfisher

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-03-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2022
Planned Job Creation: 600

Additional Information

UK-based hardware retailer Srewfix has announced that it will create 600 jobs in the UK and Ireland. In Ireland, the retailer is to open 10 new stores and employ 100 staff, while in the UK, 40 stores are opened and 500 people hired. The jobs will be in roles such as retail management, service assistants and supervisors. The company reveals that it reported a growing demand for its products during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Screwfix, the United Kingdom’s largest retailer of hardware products, trade tools and accessories, is part of the Kingfisher group. In the UK and Ireland, the company has over 700 stores, employing more than 11,600 people.