The company has acknowledged that there are many challenges but is confident in achieving its target of 1,000 new employees by the end of 2023 and an additional 1,000 in 2024, through its Metiers d’Excellence program.

Metiers d’Excellence Director Alexandre Boquel said: “It’s difficult to find talent for our brands. Artisanal roles are not even introduced in school. And yet, artisanship is Italy’s Silicon Valley.”

LVMH’s Head of Human Resources and Synergies, Chantal Gaemperle, noted that the company will focus on not just recruiting young people but retraining adults.

She added: “It’s essential to ensure the transfer of job roles making Made in Italy craftsmanship unique around the world. Local schools talk about lawyers, doctors, engineers, but never about the achievements of artisans.”

Source: La Conceria