IKEA-Swedish furniture giant, which propelled its first store in Hyderabad in August, will shortly be opening its second store in Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra in less than a year where it plans to hire 1,000 people.
The corporation is looking to hire and expand its horizon to bigger cities and cover the majority population. "We are planning to recruit 5,000 directly and an equal number will be hired indirectly over the two to three years," IKEA India's people and culture manager Anna-Carin Mansson told a media house. This will comprise directly hiring 1,000 people by mid-next year and 1,500 indirectly for services, including assembly among others, she said.
From the start, the company has been focused on hiring 50 percent women co-workers in its stores at all levels. In keeping with that obligation, 50 percent of the recruitment at the Navi Mumbai store will comprise of women. "We are also open for recruiting from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities," she added.
The company is expecting to keep attrition levels low, with 'employer-friendly' policies. IKEA is the first major single-brand retailer to get FDI approval and strategies to open numerous stores and multiple touch points across the main cities over the next 10 years.