IKEA Canada Set to Hire 300 Coworkers for the New Winnipeg Store
BURLINGTON, ON, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - IKEA announced today that as the opening of the retailer's newest store in Winnipeg approaches, the company is launching a major recruitment campaign. IKEA will be hiring 300 new co-workers, to support the new 390,000 square foot store. The new co-workers will be welcomed into an engaging environment with a strong focus on people and their professional growth. Candidates can visit the career section on www.IKEA.ca.
"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."
IKEA is also well known for its progressive employment practices, which has led the company to be an award winning employer and to have one of the lowest turnover rates in the Canadian retail industry. Most recently, IKEA was named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for the fourth consecutive year as well as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People in 2011 and 2012 by Mediacorp.
In order to attract the most passionate IKEA enthusiasts, the company offers its co-workers innovative training and leadership programs and provides them with the tools they need to succeed. The IKEA Backpacker initiative is one of the many unique professional development programs that is offered by IKEA. By participating in the IKEA Backpacker program, co-workers have the opportunity to travel for a year and work alongside an experienced mentor in different store locations around the world.
Each year, IKEA Canada publishes a Learning & Development program guide that includes a myriad of unique training opportunities in the form of local in-store training, national training and specialized workshops to develop job competence, management and leadership abilities. In addition to these training opportunities, IKEA offers a 75% educational assistance reimbursement program, as well as on-site benefits such as subsidized meals, co-worker discount program, co-worker restaurant and lounge, meditation room and home furnishings resource centers.
IKEA is a leading home furnishings retailer with 325 stores in 40 countries worldwide, which are visited by 734 million people every year. IKEA Canada has 11 stores which are visited by over 25 million people every year. Last year the IKEA.com websites attracted 904 million visitors. Founded in 1943, IKEA's business philosophy is to offer a wide range of products of good design and function at prices so low, the majority of people can afford them. For more information on IKEA, please visit: www.IKEA.ca.