IKEA looking to hire over 40 employees in Estonia

  • 2019-07-19
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - The Swedish furniture and home accessories retailer IKEA has started hiring in Estonia and launched competitions to fill over 40 positions.

The company needs to fill positions in logistics, sales and customer service as early as before the fall, IKEA said.

Aleksejs Mihailovs, head of IKEA's pickup point in Estonia, said that both experienced workers and beginners interested in retail are eligible to put in for the positions as well as those looking for full-time or part-time work.

The Estonian team will initially consist of 50 people.

The Swedish retail giant said in April that it is planning to open in the fall of this year an online store in Estonia and establish an order and collection point along with a showroom in Tallinn. Estonia will be the first country where IKEA opens an online shop before a brick-and-mortar store, the company said at the time.

IKEA's order and collection point along with a showroom will be established at 66 Peterburi Road in Tallinn. The total area of the building will be 6,000 square meters, of which 1,500 square meters is for the showroom and planning area.

So far, IKEA has opened two stores in the Baltic states, one in Vilnius and one in Riga, as well as two order and collection points in Lithuania. On the global scale, IKEA is operating in 50 countries in which it has opened over 400 stores.