EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Belgium


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.59 - Retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores
Number Employed: 3200
Group: Ikea

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-10-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-11-2021
Planned Job Creation: 300

Additional Information

Ikea, a Swedish retail chain specialized in furniture and household items has announced it will be recruiting 300 additional employees in Belgium. The aim of the recruitment is to compensate for the decrease in the amount of available products by increasing the advice to its customers. The new employees will be assigned to many different tasks within the company, including the catering, logistics and the call centre. The company states that no prior experience or qualifications are required, employees will receive specific training once they start.