Riopele invests over three million euros in training its staff

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Riopele is currently investing 3.3 million euros in training its staff under the Competitiveness Clusters Capacity Building program.

According to José Alexandre Oliveira, with this autonomous training project, framed within the textile, technology and fashion cluster, "Riopele seeks to respond to the pressing need to invest in the qualification of its staff", acting both at the "operational and organisational level".

With this training program, the company aims "to adapt the level of knowledge and skills of its professional assets to the new technological, organisational and relational needs, while promoting their employability," stressed the Chairman of Riopele.

Number of jobs increases by 20%

It should be recalled that the number of Riopele employees has increased by over 20% in the last decade, reaching 1083. Riopele employs over 1,000 people, an increase of over 20% in the previous decade. In 2021, on average, 63% were men, and 37% were women. The average age of employees is 41, and female professionals hold 42% of leadership positions. Also, on average, Riopele's employees have been with the company for 13 years. Finally, at this stage, there is even 22% of the total who are under 30 years old.

In terms of human resources, one of the biggest bets has been made on the R&D department. Currently, over a hundred professionals invest in the development of innovative solutions for international clients. More than 95% of the company's sales are directed towards these clients.

This investment in human resources will be "decisive for us to achieve the ambitious goal of 80% of Riopele products having a sustainable basis by 2025", José Alexandre Oliveira pointed out.