IKEA to Hire 350 Employees for New Miami-Dade Store

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IKEA, everyone's favorite black hole of Swedish furniture and screaming children, is hiring. Well, soon. The home décor giant is opening a new store in Sweetwater come summer 2014, and they're looking for a few good men and women to staff the place.

The new outpost is the chain's second store in South Florida, fourth in the state, and 39th in the States, and it's gonna be huge -- 416,000 square feet, to be exact. According to a news release, available jobs will be in all kinds of categories, from interior design to facility management to meatball merchandising.

See also: IKEA Breaks Ground in Miami-Dade, Moves Opening Up to Summer 2014

According to the company, there will be almost 350 available positions in the following areas: home furnishings sales, interior design, customer service, safety and security, cashier, facility management, receiving, stock replenishment, and warehouse -- plus, foodie-esque jobs in the restaurant, Swedish food market, Café Bistro, and employee cafeteria.

The company has earned rave reviews as a sweet place to work. IKEA is on Fortunes's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list, Working Mother magazine's "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" and Training magazine's annual "Top 100" ranking of companies that excel at human capital development. They also offer insurance to employees who work 20 or more hours a week, plus 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 a discount on cabinets and sheet sets with unpronounceable European names.

The outpost is being built on a 14.6-acre plot adjacent to Dolphin Mall (so you can buy lingerie, stilettos, and shower curtains the same afternoon). It'll also have 1,500 parking spaces, 10,000 exclusively designed items, 50 sample room settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children's play area, and a 600-seat restaurant.

Basically, it qualifies as its own city. And you can be one of the first employees if you play your cards right. Job listings can be found online.

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Carmen Viera Baker
Carmen Viera Baker

Jobs, jobs, jobs!!! Opportunity to work for what sounds like a great company - Cynthia Martinez, Patty Viera

Bulla
Bulla

Great for the #local economy. Thumbs up from us!

ajmiami
ajmiami

May be it is a good place to work but off late the employees at the Sunrise store have become rude, uncaring and some are downright nasty. Their customer Service/Returns department experience will make you feel like you are at heaven when you are at the State DMV. I will not go back there again unless my life depended on it. 

No Namegal
No Namegal

they use prisoners in cuba to make stuff

Mady Roman
Mady Roman

Finally, I don't have to go to broward

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