Love IKEA? You Could Land a Job There During This Week’s Hiring Event

Workers make a team meeting in the new IKEA in Magdeburg, Germany
Workers make a team meeting in the new Magdeburg IKEA on Aug. 23, 2017. Jens Meyer/AP Photo

If you’ve been on the hunt for a retail job lately, the last two months have probably been more feast than famine.

Companies like Kohl’s, Toys “R” Us, J. Crew and Madewell have ramped up hiring for the holidays. And big hiring blitzes have come from grocers Aldi and Whole Foods, both of which have held in-person interview days in which they offer hundreds of on-the-spot jobs.

Now, your favorite Swedish furniture retailer is jumping on the hiring event bandwagon.

IKEA is hosting hiring days at nearly 50 of its locations across the U.S. from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. All you have to do is apply ahead of time and walk in for an interview.

Click here to find out what jobs are available at your local IKEA. And be sure to check out our tips on how to stand out at one of these mass hiring events.

IKEA Jobs Offer Plenty of Variety for Potential Applicants

If the mere sight of an IKEA baby wrench sends you screaming for the hills, you should check out The Penny Hoarder Jobs page on Facebook for other opportunities.

But if you’re excited to flex your Swedish language skills on the showroom floor or hang near those delicious (and insanely affordable) meatballs, IKEA likely has a job to pique your interest.

Here’s a sample of some of the positions IKEA will offer during its hiring event:

  • Sales
  • Food service
  • Furniture quality and assurance
  • Logistics warehouse
  • Pricing and merchandising

IKEA offers health care for employees working more than 20 hours a week, a 401(k) plan, tuition assistance, merchandise discounts and a meal deal. The average minimum wage at IKEA is $11.87 per hour.

So yeah, if you’re all about the blue and yellow, this IKEA opportunity could be a “vinna” for you.

Alex Mahadevan is a data journalist at The Penny Hoarder. He shamelessly pops IKEA meatballs like Tic Tacs. Don’t judge.