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Ikea to Cut 7,500 Jobs to Focus on E-Commerce, but Looks to Add 11,500 More

Monday, December 3, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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Swedish furniture giant IKEA will be slashing approximately 7,500 jobs worldwide by 2020, mainly administrative positions as it focuses on e-commerce and its smaller outlets. This will be out of the total 160,000 co-worker population, mainly focusing on global functions and offices in 30 markets. Meanwhile, IKEA, via parent company Ingka, will be recruiting approximately 11,500 people over the span of two years as the company plans to open 30 new stores and adopts “digital capabilities”.

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