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Puma named European top employer for 2021

Feb 11, 2021 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear company has been named Top Employer Europe for the second time in a row. Puma says this award highlights the company's efforts to provide an attractive workplace for its employees

US loses 140 000 jobs in first monthly loss since Spring

Jan 11, 2021 / United States
The unemployment rate stayed at 6.7%, the first time it hasn't fallen since April. The last month of 2020 was marked by a loss of 140 000 jobs. This was the first monthly loss since the Spring, when the outbreak of the COVID-19 first took place

UK: 177 000 retail jobs lost in 2020

Jan 4, 2021 / United Kingdom
The Centre for Retail Research found that a total of 176 718 retail jobs were lost in 2020. The same source is predicting a loss of an additional 200 000 jobs in 2021

Hermès confirms new factory in Auvergne

Sep 23, 2020 / France
With this announcement, the brand reaffirms its regional anchor in the Auvergne region. The new workshop will join the Maroquinerie de Sayat to form Hermès seventh leather goods hub. 250 jobs due to be created

Open Your Mind campaign: initiatives in Portugal

Jul 22, 2020 / Portugal
Promoted by the European Commission, through the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and DG GROW (Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs), the campaign is presenting itself to young people

Pentland is cutting jobs and focusing on core brands

Jul 10, 2020 / United Kingdom
The London-headquartered group is the latest fashion and footwear name to implement job cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic- Pentland is preparing a restructure of its strategy

Brazil: footwear industry with 28.4 thousand jobs lost

May 13, 2020 / Brazil
According to a study by Abicalçados, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association, the diffusion of Covid-19 has heavily impacted the Brazilian footwear sector, which has already lost 28 400 jobs
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