IKEA Starts Hiring for Philippine Store

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishing retailer, is hiring close to 500 workers for its first Philippine store set to open next year.

IKEA said it plans to employ 496 co-workers for its flagship store at the MOA complex in Pasay City.

The store, IKEA’s largest in the world, will also house a call center and warehouse to support e-commerce operations.

IKEA is opening its online store before the physical store in the second quarter next year.

For the recruitment, IKEA said it is looking for sales associates, recovery associates, food assistants, and customer service associates.

Part-time positions are also available, and they will be treated like full-time members with the same benefits on a prorated basis including health insurance, annual leave, subsidized meals and discounts.

IKEA said it would continue to fill local positions until June next year. The new hires will join a team of 73 individuals already working in its Makati office, as well as a project office at the Pasay site.

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