IKEA – a Swedish Home furnishing retailer famous across the world is set to hire 496 workers for their first Philippine Store, as announced by the company.

This IKEA building to be built at the Mall of Asia complex located in Pasay City will be the ‘largest store in the world’. They will also have an online store which will be opening ahead at approximately the second quarter of 2021.

This Swedish-owned retailer brand will be filling out several vacancies for their store including recovery associates, sales associates, customer service associates, food assistants, and a lot more. They are also open to hiring part-timers for several posts.

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“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,” says Managing Directors of IKEA in the Southeast Asia & Mexico, Christian Rojkjaer. He is also the owner of IKEA stores located in Thailand, Singapore, Mexico, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Currently, there are already 73 people working in the Makati office of IKEA, and newcomers are expected to join them soon. Some newcomers will also join the project office at the Pasay Construction site.

IKEA is also set to bring home 20 OFWs working on their IKEA stores in the Middle East. They are also looking for candidates that have the “right attitude”.

“At IKEA, it’s all about putting we before me, empowering people to make decisions, and challenging the status quo,” says the Market Development Manager and Store Manager of IKEA Philippines Georg Platzer.

Part-timers are also welcome here.

“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,” Platzer added. 

Source ABS-CBN 

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