IKEA looking to hire 50 at new Renton store

The 399,000-square-foot store is being built on the 29-acre IKEA lot in Renton.

  • Saturday, November 19, 2016 8:00am
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The new IKEA store in Renton is looking for 50 new employees to help out when it opens its doors next spring.

Candidates interested in working at the new Seattle-area IKEA store should apply online at www.SeeACareerWithUs.com.

“We are thrilled that our move to a newer, more sustainable building allows us to offer 50 new jobs with limitless opportunity at a global company known for being a great place to work,” Diedre Goodchild, store manager, said in a press release. “We believe it is as fun to work at IKEA as it is to shop at IKEA. So, we want coworkers to enjoy their job and contribute to the success of our new store.”

As the new Renton store progresses through the construction process, IKEA is looking to add 50 employees in a variety of positions including: home furnishings sales, customer service, cashiers, warehouse receiving, stock replenishment, and food service. Setting itself apart from other retailers, IKEA offers food service opportunities in its Restaurant, Swedish Food Market, Exit Bistro and coworker cafeteria.

Drawing from the company’s Swedish heritage, IKEA offers family-friendly initiatives and diverse workplace benefits including full medical/dental insurance to coworkers working 20 hours or more per week with eligibility for domestic partners and children. Other benefits include: vacation, paid maternity/paternity leave and paid time off for child adoption, tuition assistance, a bonus program, 401(k) matching, a pension plan, professional development, training and mentoring programs, free uniforms, and – of course – a discount for shopping at IKEA.

The 399,000-square-foot new Seattle-area store, with its 1,600 parking spaces, is being built on the 29-acre IKEA parcel’s parking lot in Renton, near State Highway 167, approximately 11 miles southeast of downtown Seattle. While the new Renton building will reflect the more updated store design and layout for which IKEA stores are known worldwide, it will offer the same 10,000 exclusively designed items as the previous store, as well as other similar elements of the unique IKEA shopping experience, including a larger restaurant serving Swedish specialties.

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