A total of 17,775 job applications for only 250 positions have arrived following IKEA’s job advertisement. Most of the applications came from Belgrade (13,151), while the rest came from other parts of Serbia.
The candidates were mostly interested in sales positions for which we have received around 7,000 applications – IKEA’s press release reads. Over 2,000 candidates alone have applied for the jobs in the call centre, and on replacement, return and reception of goods.
The company says that, this time around, they advertised for 250 positions in sales, logistics, technical management of the facility, customer relations, damage assessment, furniture repair, food, call centre and working on cash registers.
“During the period of preparation for the opening of our department store in Bubanj Potok, which started in September last year, we have advertised a total of 300 jobs for which we have received almost 25,000 applications”, IKEA says.
In line with the company’s global goals regarding gender equality, 50% of employees at IKEA’s department store in Belgrade will be women, who are also going to occupy a half of the managerial positions.
IKEA plans to open its department store in Belgrade in summer 2017. A team of 300 people will be in charge of 3 million shoppers expected to come to the store in the first year. The department store will have 9,500 products on offer.
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