According to an executive with the Swedish furniture giant, IKEA, the company plans to create around 10,000 jobs in Maharashtra over the next three years, as reported by the Press Trust of India (PTI). IKEA will open its second store in Navi Mumbai. It opened its first store in Hyderabad, spread over 400,000 sq feet, making it the largest single-brand store in the Indian subcontinent.
“Next year, we are opening the Navi Mumbai store, for which we are planning to recruit 5,000 directly and an equal number will be hired indirectly over the two to three years,” Ikea India’s people and culture manager Anna-Carin Mansson commented.
On the employment policies, she noted, “With our employee friendly policies, we are expecting to keep the attrition levels very low. We believe in value-based recruitment, where the core values of an individual are considered and not what is said in the CV. We provide equal opportunities to all our co-workers, help them grow and enable them to follow their passion.”
The world’s largest future retailer has plans to open around 25 exclusive IKEA outlets in the country by 2025. The New York Times (NYT) reported that it took six years of planning before the company opened its doors to Indian customers. IKEA also plans to start the online sale of its popular products by March 2019, going against existing market players like PepperFry.
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