IKEA U.S. today announced it will be holding a 'National Hiring Event', taking place on Thursday, November 9th from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. at IKEA U.S. stores (excluding Grand Prairie, TX and Jacksonville, FLA stores), distribution centers and the customer support center in Baltimore, MD. To support current growth plans, IKEA U.S. plans to hire permanent full-time and part-time co-workers.
For IKEA stores, the 'National Hiring Event' will take place in the restaurants and in the human resources departments at the distribution centers and customer support center. Greeters will introduce applicants to hiring managers for walk-in, on-site interviews. Managers will discuss open positions, culture & values, and what it's like to work for IKEA, one of the 2017 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®.
"We are excited to announce our National Hiring Event on Nov. 9th," said Shannon Custard, IKEA U.S. Talent Acquisition Manager. "We invite all individuals who are interested in working for a value-based company and also have a passion for home furnishings to join us. At IKEA, we aim to give down-to-earth, straightforward people the opportunity to grow, both as individuals and in their professional roles."
IKEA U.S. has recently been recognized among stakeholders, the media and customers for its new parental leave policy. As of January 1, 2017, IKEA has been offering an expanded parental leave benefit for all co-workers, who are welcoming a child into their families providing up to four months paid time off. Additionally, in January 2015, IKEA implemented a new minimum wage structure based on the local living costs instead of the cost of labor, and raised local minimum wages again in January 2016.
IKEA U.S. has recently been recognized for these awards: FORTUNE 2017, Best Companies to Work For; FORTUNE 2017, 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity; Glassdoor 2017 Best Places to Work; 2017 PEOPLE Companies that Care; Fatherly: The 50 Best Places to Work for New Dads in 2017; and three Glassdoor 2017 Awards: Best Places to Work, Highest Rated CEOs, Best Places to Interview.
Interested candidates are invited to go visit the IKEA U.S. careers site at seeacareerwithus.com. This site contains great information about IKEA benefits, career areas, as well as a place for candidates to search for jobs in their area, apply in advance on-line and then interview at their local IKEA retail store or center.