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Mercadona, the physical supermarket and online shopping company, is hiring 9,000 employees for the 2019 summer season, which spans from May to late September. The goal is to reinforce its staff during this period, to ensure excellent service in the more than 1,600 stores that the company has across Spain during the tourist and holiday season.
These new positions are distributed across Spain, such as the coastal areas of Andalusia, Murcia, Valencia, Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, as well as in inland areas like Castile and León, the Basque Country, and Madrid, among others.
The Head of Human Resources Recruiting, José Elías Portalés, said: “All these new employees are paid a gross salary of 1,328 euros/month, and no prior experience is required, as they all receive specific training for their positions. In this way, we make sure that we satisfy our customers in the same way as we do during the rest of the year”.
Employee at a Mercadona logistics centre.
Mercadona's HR policy has been highlighted one more year in the 2018 Merco Talento survey, leading once again the ranking in its sector, and holding the sixth position in the overall ranking. Harvard Business Review also highlighted Mercadona's internal management of talent, and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), which operates under the aegis of the United Nations, appreciated the efforts which the company puts into training, balancing work and personal life, and sharing profits. In late 2018, Mercadona also signed with the majority trade unions its new 2019-2023 Collective Agreement and Equality Plan. This new more egalitarian and social plan reinforces the company’s commitment to stable and quality employment while improving employment conditions and at the same time consolidating its commitment to improving the purchasing power of the workforce and reinforcing work-life balance initiatives.
Header image: Employee at a Mercadona logistics centre