.Sofinord: 11,223 employees benefit from the Macron bonus
A total cost that amounts to 1 million euros for the Armonia holding company.
published on 02/19/2019
Sofinord, Armonia's holding company and a family-owned ETI specialising in B2B services (Facility Management, Aviation Safety, Security, Temporary Staffing and Service Provisions), is participating in the national effort to boost purchasing power by paying an exceptional end-of-year bonus (known as the Macron bonus) to its employees in the Group's three divisions: ICTS (Aviation Safety and Private Security), Armonia Group (Facility Services), and LMB (Temporary Staffing and Service Provisions in the Fashion, Beauty and Retail sectors).
In total, 11,223 employees will benefit from this bonus. The bonus, which is tax-free and not subject to income tax, will be paid with the February payroll to employees of ICTS France, the Armonia Group (Phone Régie, Mahola, Facilitess, Muséa, Côme RH, Oxila, etc.) and LMB, who were on the payroll on 31 December 2018.
This social innovation represents a financial effort of over one million euros for Sofinord.
For Armonia, France's 4th largest recruiter (Le Figaro 2019 ranking), whose activity covers hospitality, general services, maintenance, concierge services, mail management, green space maintenance, etc., this decision is a way of playing its role as a social player by supporting the lowest salaries, but also a way of valuing the teams for their daily commitment to its customers.
A bonus of 150 euros will be paid to 7,795 Armonia employees with a gross annual salary of 33,600 euros or less. The amount of the bonus will be prorated according to the employee's time of presence in 2018, regardless of the type of contract.
Sofinord is an independent, family-owned holding company founded by Patrick Thélot in 1974. With a turnover of 950 million euros and nearly 25,000 employees in 25 countries, Sofinord generates 1/3 of its turnover internationally. Sofinord, one of the largest recruiters in France (especially for young people), has three main business lines:
- Armonia: a major player in soft facilities,
- ICTS Europe: European leader in airport security and general safety solutions,
- LMB: temporary employment and services in the beauty, fashion and retail activities.