LAS VEGAS, NV, 2016-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced it has begun the coworker recruitment process for its future Las Vegas store, opening Summer 2016 along the northern side of the 215 Beltway at Durango Drive, near Sunset Road. Candidates interested in working at the future IKEA Las Vegas should apply online at IKEA-USA.com.
“We are thrilled to offer interested jobseekers diverse positions with limitless opportunity at a global company known for being a great place to work,” said Amy Jensen, IKEA Las Vegas store manager. “At IKEA, we offer a variety of positions for different coworkers’ interests so they can enjoy their job and contribute successfully. We believe it is as fun to work at IKEA as it is to shop at IKEA.”
As IKEA Las Vegas progresses through the construction process, a variety of positions are open to local residents. Prospective coworkers can apply for the approximately 300 diverse positions now available in: home furnishings sales, interior design, customer service, safety and security, cashier, facility management, receiving, stock replenishment and warehouse. Also, setting itself apart from other local retailers, IKEA Las Vegas will offer approximately 60 food service opportunities in its Restaurant, Swedish Foodmarket, Café Bistro and coworker cafeteria.
Drawing from the company’s Swedish heritage, IKEA offers family-friendly initiatives and diverse workplace benefits including full medical/dental insurance to coworkers working 20 hours or more per week with eligibility for domestic partners and children. Other benefits include: vacation, paid maternity/paternity leave and paid time off for child adoption, tuition assistance, a bonus program, 401(k) matching, a pension plan, professional development, training and mentoring programs, free uniforms, and – of course – a discount at IKEA.
IKEA recently was voted by coworkers as a Great Place to Work® on the ‘Fortune 20 Best Retail Workplaces’ list, received a 100 percent perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI,) and listed as #3 on Forbes’ list of “Happiest Retailers to Work For.” Previously, the company has been included in rankings of “Best Companies to Work For” and, as further investment in its coworkers, has raised its own minimum wage twice in two years.
IKEA BEGINS RECRUITMENT FOR LAS VEGAS STORE
The organization puts career opportunity into the hands of the individual, encouraging coworkers to consider assignments within different functions, at other IKEA stores or even in other countries. IKEA prides itself on the fact an opportunity at IKEA truly can evolve into a career, potentially paving the way for a global experience as well. The company also places value and emphasis on coworkers’ personal lives and the importance of a work/life balance.
Under construction on 26 acres in the Spring Valley area of Clark County, the 351,000-square-foot future IKEA Las Vegas and its approximately 1,300 parking spaces is located along the northern side of the 215 Beltway at Durango Drive, near Sunset Road. IKEA also will be installing Nevada’s largest single-use retail rooftop solar array, consistent with the IKEA renewable energy presence at its 90% of its U.S. locations.
The store will feature nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, 50 inspirational room-settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area, and a 450-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties such as meatballs with lingonberries and salmon plates, as well as American dishes. Other family-friendly features include a ‘Children’s IKEA’ area in the Showroom, baby care rooms, play areas throughout the store, and preferred parking.
IKEA will generate significant tax revenue for state and local governments. When IKEA Las Vegas opens in Summer 2016, the new store will welcome the newly hired 300 coworkers to the IKEA family of more than 14,000 in the United States and 147,000 globally. Until IKEA Las Vegas opens, customers can shop at the closest IKEA stores: Covina, CA; Tempe, AZ, or Draper, UT; or online at IKEA-USA.com.
Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function, at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 370 IKEA stores in 47 countries, including 41 in the U.S. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information see IKEA-USA.com, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA or IKEAUSA on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest.
Contact: Joseph Roth, IKEA Public Affairs
(610) 834-0180, x6500
SOURCE: Inter IKEA Systems B.V.