IKEA Philippines hiring almost 500 workers

IKEA Philippines announced it is hiring almost 500 workers for its first store in the country in Pasay City.

The world’s leading home furnishing retailer was touted to be the largest IKEA store worldwide. The company was also looking for part-time workers.

In a statement, IKEA Philippines said its hiring cover a wide range of vacancies—including sales associates, recovery associates, assistants, customer service associates, and more.

The IKEA Pasay City store would also operate Call Centre operation and a supersized warehouse to support customers’ needs. Its online store would open before the physical store in the second quarter of 2021.

Newly-hired workers would join a team of 73 people already employed in IKEA’s office and a project office at the Pasay construction site.

As part of its recruitment program, IKEA would be bringing home 20 OFWs from IKEA stores abroad — primarily from the Middle East.

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

IKEA Philippines hiring almost 500 workers

According to Georg Platzer, Market Development Manager and Store Manager of IKEA Philippines, IKEA’s culture and values make it stand out from other retailers. He added that IKE employees were empowered to lead, innovate, and drive the business.

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

“At IKEA, it’s all about putting we before me, empowering people to make decisions, and challenging the status quo,” Platzer said.

“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 added.

IKEA Philippines will continue hiring in June 2021.