Mercadona is looking for more staff in stores along the south coast of Spain

The retail giant is looking for more people to join its team.
The retail giant is looking for more people to join its team. / SUR
  • The chain is offering jobs in a dozen supermarkets and also at its logistics centre in Antequera

Not even the coronavirus crisis has slowed its growth. Rather the complete opposite. In the last year, the Spanish supermarket giant Mercadona has increased not its sales, but also its workforce, reaching some 95,000 jobs.

The company’s forecast for 2021 is to create another 1,600 positions. And, in Malaga province, the group chaired by Juan Roig will be recruiting additional staff in a total of 12 stores and at its logistics centre located in Antequera.

Specifically, the company is looking for workers for its stores in Nerja, Vélez-Málaga, Algarrobo, Coín, Alhaurín el Grande, Álora, Benalmádena, Mijas, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona.

Mercadona does not specify the number of vacancies in each store, nor the type of contract. But, in the case of Nerja, they are weekend jobs and in the rest, temporary part-time jobs are on offer.

According to advertisements the supermarket chain will be looking for butchers, fishmongers, cashiers, bakers, greengrocers as well as cleaning staff and shelf-stackers. There are 20-hour contracts from Monday to Saturday with five-day working, fixed morning or afternoon shifts, paid practical training and a gross monthly salary of 669 euros.

Among the requirements are secondary education grades, communication skills, customer service orientation and motivation to learn tasks as well as a driving licence - in the case of delivery positions.

At the Antequera logistics centre, the company is looking for warehouse porters and other positions working for 40 hours a week. The gross monthly salary will be 1,338 euros.

The company operates a profit-sharing scheme which, since 2000, has handed staff some 4,200 million euros. Any worker, after the first 12 months - and as long as they have reached the targets set at the start of each year - gets an extra monthly wage that increases to two once they exceed five years of service, explains the chain.