IKEA fired almost eight thousand workers

IKEA уволит почти восемь тысяч работников

Projected layoffs will affect almost 5% of the present staff furniture concern IKEA Group.

Furniture concern IKEA Group plans in the next few years to reduce 7,5 thousand jobs, mainly administrative staff responsible for centralized support.

According to Reuters, at the same time, the group, which owns 367 stores IKEA, expects during this period to 11.5 to create new jobs in connection with opening of new format stores and expansion of online business, sphere of services and investment in digital technology, the statement said.

Projected layoffs will affect almost 5% of the current workforce.

“We need to simplify how we are organized. In recent years we had invested. And, frankly, now we see that in some parts of our organization there is a small duplication of work”, – said the head of IKEA Group Jesper Brodin.

According to him, laid mainly fall the staff responsible for centralized support and global service, but also employees of local customer service offices in different markets.

Recall that IKEA will open in Kiev its first store of a new urban format in 2019.

 

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