World Footwear

Employment

General outlook for the footwear industry is optimistic

Premium ContentMay 9, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
This is the main outcome of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, conducted during the month of April. Today we bring you a summary of some of the main conclusions

Footwear industry in Brazil creates 17.8 thousand jobs

May 5, 2022 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association, the national sector’s companies created a total of 17 800 new jobs in the first quarter of 2022

Kering and the French Ministry of Labour join forces for integration

May 4, 2022 / France
The group and the French Ministry of Labour, Employment and Integration signed a charter for supporting young people, vulnerable individuals and people with disabilities in the job market

Hermès to open two new leather goods workshops by 2026

Mar 22, 2022 / France
The two workshops, which will employ 500 people, will allow the French luxury house to increase its production capacity while remaining committed to its artisanal culture

Footwear business not expected to be carbon neutral by 2050

Premium ContentMar 9, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
Sustainability is becoming more of a real concern for businesses and inhabitants of this world. However, some claim this is just a fashion trend or a marketing tool. With that in mind we have asked our panel if the footwear industry will be able to be carbon neutral by 2050. Half of the respondents don’t believe that will happen

Anna Yona: we all need to be part of the solution

Feb 14, 2022 / Germany
We have spoken to Anna Yona who founded the German company Wildling Shoes alongside her husband, Ran Yona, in 2015, to find out a bit more about its innovative concept of healthy shoe and how one original idea grew into a brand awarded for its design and quality standards

adidas to hire 2 800 employees throughout 2022

Feb 1, 2022 / Germany
The sportswear giant has announced that its recruitment drive will occur in 307 locations in 47 countries to backfill vacancies, but also to create new jobs

Strike at Pou Chen’s factory in Vietnam

Jan 12, 2022 / Vietnam
Thousands went on strike at a factory in southern Vietnam that belongs to the Taiwanese manufacturer of branded sports footwear. Employees are demanding better year-end bonuses

Brazilian footwear industry celebrates tax exemption on wages

Jan 5, 2022 / Brazil
The extension of the payroll exemption until the end of 2023 is good news for the footwear industry. The measure is seen as essential to maintain and create new jobs in the sector

Vietnamese workers reluctant to go back to work

Jan 5, 2022 / Vietnam
Generalized labour shortage across the manufacturing sector slows down Vietnam's economic recovery, despite companies offering better wages and benefits to attract workers back

Fashion bets on data-analysis science

Jan 4, 2022 / World
The Retail Data-Forwardness Index shows that 22 leading global fashion companies employed 40.3% more data related professionals in 2021 than in 2020

Puma increases production in Argentina

Dec 8, 2021 / Argentina
The sportswear giant in Argentina is to invest 4.2 million US dollars in its factory in La Rioja to increase its production capacity to 2.5 million pairs per year

Spanish footwear industry with recovery signs in 2021

Nov 30, 2021 / Spain
Employment in the Spanish footwear and leather industry grew for the second consecutive time in October 2021. Footwear exports have also been experiencing a steady increase over the year

Larger footwear companies are more optimistic about employment

Premium ContentNov 26, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
Although COVID-19 is still one of the topics of the moment, most of the experts of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey believe the coming months will be positive with favourable expectations about the levels of employment in the business

Asos announces new 2030 ESG goals

Sep 24, 2021 / United Kingdom
The online retailer has disclosed its Fashion with Integrity (FWI) 2030 environmental, social and governance programme. It includes a commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions across the full-value chain by 2030
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