Ikea To Hire 350 Employees for New Miami-Dade Store
Ikea, everyone’s favorite black hole of Swedish furniture and screaming children, is hiring. Well, soon. The home decor giant is opening a new store in Sweetwater come summer 2014, and they’re looking for a few good men and women to staff the place.
The new outpost is the chain’s second store in South Florida, fourth in the state and 39th in the U.S., and it’s gonna be HUGE — 416,000-square feet, to be exact. According to a press release, available jobs will be in all kinds of categories, from interior design to facility management to meatball merchandising.
According to the company, there’ll be almost 350 available positions in the following areas: home furnishings sales, interior design, customer service, safety and security, cashier, facility management, receiving, stock replenishment and warehouse. Plus, foodie-esque jobs in the restaurant, Swedish food market, Café Bistro and coworker cafeteria.
The company has earned rave reviews as a sweet place to be employed. They’re onFORTUNE‘s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, Working Mother magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” and Training magazine’s annual “Top 100” ranking of companies that excel at human capital development. They also offer insurance to employees who work 20+ hours a week, plus 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 a discount on cabinets and sheet sets with unpronounceable European names.
The outpost is currently being built on a 14.6 acre piece of land adjacent to Dolphin Mall (so you can buy lingerie, stilettos and shower curtains on the same afternoon). It’ll also have 1,500 parking spaces, 10,000 exclusively designed items, 50 example room-settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area and a 600-seat restaurant.
Basically, it qualifies as its own city. And you can be one of the first employees, if you play your cards right. Job listings can be found online.