Nov 2: After having established a base in India, Ikea, the Swedish furniture major, has lined up plans towards recruiting close to 10,000 people at its Maharashtra facility over the next 2-3 years. The hiring would be both direct and indirect, said reports.
Ikea had in August this year inaugurated its first India store in Hyderabad. The store at Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra will be the second. The company has said that the Navi Mumbai store will be opened next year and 5,000 people will be recruited directly, while another 5,000 will be hired indirectly over the two to three years. The Hyderabad store employs 1,000 people.
By middle of next year, the company will hire 1,000 directly and 1,500 indirectly for its services portfolio, which would include assembly and the like. It may also be noted that Ikea has a policy of recruiting 50 per cent women at all levels.
This policy is in fact in line with Ikeaâ€™s commitment towards equality and providing a balanced, safe and secure work environment for all employees. The company, in all probability, would also look at hiring from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, reports added.
Ikea is known for its employee friendly policies, such as day care facilities, parental leave policy, transport policy, competence development, mentoring, pension plan among others, they said.
The company is on a major India spread plan, having secured land sites in Telangana, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi/NCR.