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IKEA’s new Penang store to fill over 200 jobs

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To prepare for the opening of IKEA Batu Kawan, Penang, the Swedish home furnishings retailer will hold a recruitment drive on 27 to 29 July at 9am daily at The Light Hotel in Seberang Jaya, Penang.

According to a media release, which came with the creative job ad below, the walk-in interview fair will recruit for the over 200 job opportunities the new store will provide. Vacancies include full-time and part-time roles in sales, customer relations, food and beverage, logistics, warehouse and more.

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Photo caption: The IKEA Batu Kawan walk-in interview fair will be held from 27 – 29 July 2018, 9am at The Light Hotel in Seberang Jaya, Penang. Full time and part-time positions for various roles are available. 

Following the recruitment drive, successful candidates will undergo training ahead of the opening of IKEA Batu Kawan, scheduled for 28 March 2019.

IKEA’s BatuKawan store manager Pathmalingam Arumugam said: “We’re ready to bring on board fans and individuals with a passion for home furnishing to join the foremost team for IKEA BatuKawan. At IKEA, we are driven to create a better everyday life for the many people and we reflect it in our workplace. We provide co-workers a fun and family-likeenvironmentto bring the same experience and sense of belonging for customers who visit our stores.”

With a long-standing commitment to be a great place to work, co-workers at IKEA are provided with an exceptional career path and learning possibilities, as well as a wide range of benefits.

These include medical benefits, 15% co-worker discount for all IKEA products, subsidised meals at co-worker restaurant, seasonal gifts and more. In addition, co-workers are entitled to four consecutive months of maternity leave, as well as four weeks of paid time-off for new dads – a new policy that was introduced last year in the spirit of equality and inclusiveness.

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Photo caption: IKEA Batu Kawan is scheduled to open on 28 March 2019. 

Photos / IKEA

Lead photo caption: IKEA Batu Kawan, the first store in the northern region will further extend convenient access to well-designed, functional and quality home furnishings at affordable prices.

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