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IKEA Will Bring Home OFWs To Work In Their World’s Biggest Store In PH

The world’s leading Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA, said it is hiring up to 500 workers for its first store in the Philippines in Pasay City, which is announced to be the largest IKEA store worldwide.

In a statement, the company stated it is looking to fill a wide range of vacancies – including sales associates, recovery associates, food assistants, customer service associates, and more.

The newcomers will join a team of 73 people already working for IKEA in its Makati office as well as a project office at the Pasay construction site.

As part of its recruitment drive, IKEA will be bringing home 20 OFWs from IKEA stores abroad – primarily from the Middle East. 

The IKEA store will also run a Call Centre operation and a supersized warehouse to support e-commerce fulfillment.

IKEA is building its largest store in the world at the Mall of Asia Complex Pasay City, with the online store opening ahead by the second quarter of 2021.

“The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for many people. Creating meaningful, stable jobs and great workplaces is just one way that we fulfill this vision – more important than ever during these challenging times,” said Christian Rojkjaer, Managing Director IKEA Southeast Asia & Mexico, owner of IKEA stores in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and Mexico.

Georg Platzer, Market Development Manager and Store Manager of IKEA Philippines, noted that the IKEA culture and values make it different from other retailers.

“At IKEA, co-workers at all levels are encouraged to lead, ask questions, share ideas and drive the business,” he said.

Part-timers are treated like full-time members of the family, with all the same benefits as full-timers on a prorated basis – including health insurance, annual leave, subsidized meals, and IKEA discounts.

Further, Platzer said they are looking for employees with the right attitude.

“At IKEA, it’s all about putting we before me, empowering people to make decisions, and challenging the status quo. Family is very important to us, and we’re glad that we’re able to reunite some of our Filipino co-workers with their families in the Philippines,” he said. 



Based on IKEA’s website: “A small but dedicated team of IKEA co-workers is now settling into new offices in Makati. We are all part of the team at IKEA Southeast Asia, which operates IKEA stores in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. Working for our IKEA company makes you part of a fast-paced family of people who enjoy an exceptional career and learning possibilities. We will be hiring up to 500 people to help us open our first IKEA store in Manila. Join our team and let’s work together!” 


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Source: IKEA PH | PNA
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