Home improvement and gardening retailer Leroy Merlin has announced plans to hire 400 new workers in Portugal, with 75 vacancies available at the retailer’s stores in Albufeira, Loulé and Portimão.
In the Algarve, the company is seeking salespeople, cashiers, logistical operators and project advisors.
“We know that talent is an essential factor to achieve our strategy and accelerate our growth. So we focus on strengthening the skills of our teams through development and training activities which we complement with internal and external recruitment,” said Leroy Merlin Portugal’s head of human resources, Ana Herrero.
“Due to the dynamism of our business, we currently have over 40 stores with vacancies, as well as opportunities to work in our corporate services. As a ‘Human First’ company, our main goal is to help the company grow by creating a positive impact on the experience of all workers, clients and partners in general,” she added.
The list of available jobs can be found online at www.recrutamento2.leroymerlin.pt.
Leroy Merlin stresses that it was considered one of the best places to work in Portugal for the fourth time in 2023 by Great Place to Work, described as “the global authority on workplace culture”.
In Portugal, the company employs around 6,000 people who have access to “benefits which contribute to facilitating their day-to-day life, both in terms of their working schedule and their resting time, as well as physical, psychological and financial well-being programmes.”
Employees also are entitled to health and life insurance, a hybrid working model, two extra holiday days per year, free flu shots, a paid one-day-a-year corporate volunteer day, a smartphone, and 10% discount on all Leroy Merlin products, among other benefits, it says.
The company also follows a ‘Sharing Policy’ in which its successful results are shared with workers via the distribution of prizes to workers: in 2022, this policy led to the payment of around two additional salaries to each worker.
Leroy Merlin is also trying to “help fight inflation,” having increased the daily meal subsidy paid to workers to €8, a “very competitive sum in the retail sector and which translates into an additional €121 per year.”
Aside from its three stores in the Algarve (Portimão, Albufeira and Loulé), the retailer also recently inaugurated its first Naterial by Leroy Merlin store in Alcantarilha.
Located at the Sudoeste Retail Park, near the Burger King restaurant, it is part of Leroy Merlin’s new Naterial concept, which is completely geared towards outdoor spaces such as gardens, terraces and balconies.