Richemont to create up to 2,000 Swiss jobs

The world’s second-largest luxury goods group, Richemont, says that it is continuing its investment programme in Switzerland with the creation of around 2,000 jobs.

This content was published on November 11, 2011 and agencies

The Geneva-based group’s move, which is spread over two years, comes despite the continuing economic crisis in Europe and the strong Swiss franc.

“We are hiring staff and we’re going to continue doing so,” said Richard Lepeu, Richemont’s deputy CEO, in a telephone conference on Friday.

He added that qualified personnel were needed to respond to high demand and that this would take time. All parts of the group are affected.

Richemont, the maker of Cartier jewellery and Jaeger-LeCoultre watches, is benefiting from high demand from China and the rest of Asia and was able to adapt its prices to deal with the strong Swiss franc, the concern said.

The group announced in May that it wanted to add another 800 jobs to its staff in Switzerland because of expected strong growth.

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