IKEA hires workers ahead of new Canadian location
Friday, June 22, 2012 Regions
When a new retail facility opens up it means that there will likely be hundreds of new positions to fill. In Canada, Swedish retailer IKEA recently set up shop in Winnipeg and plans to bring on 300 new workers as a result.
In a release the company said that it would be looking for employees to serve customers at the 390,000 square-foot facility.
"We are happy to be in a position to develop exciting new employment opportunities in the Winnipeg market," says Stephen Bobko, Store Manager of IKEA Winnipeg. "IKEA offers a great working environment and is known for its competitive compensation and benefits for both full and part time co-workers as well as providing many opportunities for career development."
For four years in a row, IKEA has been named as one of Canada's Greenest Employers and a Top Employer for Young People, according to a report from Mediacorp.
Canadian employers increased their workforce last month, according to Statistics Canada. During May, there were 7,700 jobs added, a slower rate than the two months before, when employers added 58,200 in March and 82,300 in April.
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