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IKEA to fill over 200 positions for Penang store

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KUALA LUMPUR (July 18): Swedish home furnishings retailer IKEA has launched a recruitment drive to fill more than 200 positions at its new store in Batu Kawan, Penang, which is scheduled for opening on March 28, 2019.

The available jobs encompass full-time and part-time vacancies, including roles in sales, customer relations, food and beverage, logistics and warehouse.

In a statement yesterday, IKEA said a walk-in interview session will be carried out from July 27 to July 29 at The Light Hotel in Seberang Jaya, Penang, from 9am.“Following the recruitment drive, successful candidates will undergo training ahead of the opening of IKEA Batu Kawan. The long lead-time ensures the team is well prepared to provide customers a consistent IKEA shopping experience,” it added.

“We are ready to bring onboard fans and individuals with a passion for home furnishing to join the foremost team for IKEA Batu Kawan,” it said.

“We provide co-workers a fun and family-like environment to bring the same experience and sense of belonging for customers who visit our store,” said IKEA Batu Kawan store manager Pathmalingam Arumugam.

Apart from providing exceptional career path and learning possibilities, IKEA said the group provides benefits such as medical benefits, a 15% co-worker discount for all IKEA products, subsidised meals at co-worker restaurant and seasonal gifts.  IKEA said the Batu Kawan store is part of the group's overall expansion plan in Southeast Asia. “The first store in the northern region will further extend convenient access to well-designed, functional and quality home furnishings at affordable price,” it added.

IKEA Batu Kawan will be its fourth store in Malaysia after Damansara, Cheras and Tebrau, Johor.

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on July 18, 2018.

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