IKEA Miami Now Hiring: 350 Jobs Including Food Service Positions

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It's coming! IKEA, the land of affordable assemble-it-yourself furniture, Swedish meatballs, and lingonberry soda is (finally) opening its first Miami-Dade location this summer. (No more schlepping to Sunrise for a twenty-buck end table and some frozen salmon!)

See also: IKEA to Open in Miami: Five Reasons for Foodies to Rejoice

That also means the giant, 416,000-square-foot city store, sitting on 14.6 acres of land adjacent to Dolphin Mall and facing Florida's Turnpike, is looking for employees -- 350 to be exact. IKA Miami is looking to fill positions in home furnishing sales, interior decoration, customer service, cashiers, warehouse, and food service. Food service workers should have at least six months of experience in a similar environment; good math, English, and customer service skills; and be able to "contribute to an environment where the IKEA culture is a strong and living reality that embraces the diversity of co-workers and customers."

IKEA is actually all about food, with an onsite café, an in-store food market, and an area filled with every conceivable kitchen gadget known to mankind -- most under ten bucks. Plus, there's this:

IKEA has been named one of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" and has also made Working Mother's list of "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers." Employees who work 20 hours or more are offered medical/dental insurance, and other benefits include vacation, paid maternity/paternity leave, 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 when shopping at IKEA.

Once hired, employees receive two weeks of training (because learning that a wine glass is now called a "svalka" and a spatula shall henceforth be known as a "gubbrora" takes time).

Prospective employees can apply online at ikea.com.

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37 comments
Heather Rogerson
Heather Rogerson

I'm sure the two immature above have excellent careers with those public comments! IKEA is a great company beats welfare but for some that's all they need. Can't wait for it to open Saw Grass too far!

Damaris Perez
Damaris Perez

Lawrence Srail u can talk bout my brothers all u want but don't bring my child into it that's where I draw the line

Lawrence Srail
Lawrence Srail

Damaris Perez you might want to get a job here. I heard they give their employee free meatballs. You can take them home and finally put some food on your child's plate

Lawrence Srail
Lawrence Srail

Reena Permanan look how Damaris Perez be tryin to play me...

Lawrence Srail
Lawrence Srail

Damaris Perez that's a lie. I saw them both driving around cutler ridge looking for some dope

Damaris Perez
Damaris Perez

Lawrence Srail yes they will. They have the same sponsor you used. He really has helped them with their sobriety like he did with yours

Serena Hurtado
Serena Hurtado

Mia Fernandez I'm not sure if this interests you are not but I know you were asking about jobs also a new hhgreg is opening up

Lawrence Srail
Lawrence Srail

Damaris Perez I would recommend your brothers but unfortunately they probably won't be able to pass a drug test

Damaris Perez
Damaris Perez

Lawrence Srail Don't forget to submit your resume with your ii experience

Silvia Diaz
Silvia Diaz

Vanessa Margarita Pinillos here come more sleepless nights!

Lois Lynx-Ice Redin
Lois Lynx-Ice Redin

I wonder what all the furnitures will be named in eng? They are all in swedish originally

Seth Platt
Seth Platt

Thanks I just threw up in my mouth from your photo

Damien Diablito Cooke
Damien Diablito Cooke

Wish they did TOGO orders since it takes my whole lunch hour just to get there and back. :(

Haroula Halkias
Haroula Halkias

IKEA used HORSE MEAT for her meatballs guys!google it

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