MIAMI (CBSMiami) – IKEA’s newest store is set to open in Sweetwater this summer and the company is now looking for people to staff it.
The world’s leading home furnishings retailer is looking to fill 350 positions. Those interested in working at the company’s second store in South Florida, fourth in the state and 39th in the United States, can check out the available positions online.
Among the positions IKEA is looking to fill are cashiers, home furnishings sales, interior design, customer service, safety and security, facility management and warehouse. There are also about 60 food service opportunities in its Restaurant, Swedish Foodmarket, Café Bistro and coworker cafeteria.
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“We are thrilled to offer interested jobseekers diverse positions with limitless opportunity at a global company,” Selwyn Crittendon, store manager of the future IKEA Miami said in a statement. “At IKEA, we recognize that our coworkers appreciate being able to do the things in life that bring success and happiness. It also is as fun to work at IKEA as it is to shop at IKEA.”
The new store, adjacent to the Dolphin Mall along the Florida Turnpike in Sweetwater, will feature nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, 50 inspirational room-settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area, and a 600-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 Miami will have solar panels on the roof, reflecting the company’s solar presence atop 90% of its U.S. locations.
IKEA has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” and made Working Mother magazine’s annual list of the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers”.
IKEA offers 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 on IKEA purchases.