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7 500 jobs disappear from Ikea
7 500 jobs disappear from Ikea

the ikea group folks with a brand new organization – 7 500 jobs globally, of which 650 given in Sweden.

the furniture giant is also facing the biggest personalväxlingen ever, and believes that in the next few years will create 4,000 more jobs than those that will now disappear.

In the spring were given notice Ikea employees in southern Sweden and more than 100 employees disappeared. The new the notice in Sweden, strikes in particular against the civil service and the offices in Malmö, Helsingborg and Älmhult.

" We have 75 years of success behind us and are now entering a utvecklingsresa about how we should work in the future. We need to look over what skills exist today and what is needed in the future, " says Håkan Svedman, country manager for Ikea Sweden, to TT.

the It operations need to go from being more traditional to being more digital, " explains Svedman. Globally are estimated 4 000 more jobs to be created than those lost in the ikea group over the next two years, but if the number of employees is also increasing in Sweden is unclear.

– We make an assessment of how much to grow globally, but at present we do not know where the jobs will end up. With that said, is Sweden a part of the global journey, " says Svedman.

Thousands of employees to be informed in a week about the new organization. With 367 of 422 stores in 30 of the markets is the ikea group the largest franchisee of the concept.

" In a way, I think everyone looks forward to this development. But it is clear that the notice also affecting individuals, and creates a certain concern, " says Svedman.

With the new organization, the focus is to develop digitisation, delivery service, maintenance services, and city stores in order to meet a change in customer behavior and new technological opportunities.

Within these areas, we need to build up new abilities. When it comes to digital skills is needed such as software engineers and people who can help us with data management, something that we historically might not have been superuppdaterade with, " says Tolga Öncü, Ikeakoncernens detaljhandelchef.

Detaljhandelslandskapet now changes at a pace and a scale that Ikea is not seen in the past, " explains Tolga Öncü.

" We will continue to build new stores, but we are adding a couple new formats to be closer to the city centres.

A citybutik with köksinriktning tested in Stockholm and in Madrid there is a living and sovrumsbutik. A more complete heminredningsbutik is at the time in Paris.

– we are Now in a phase where we test ourselves on what is relevant for people in cities, and how it complements the Ikeavaruhus and e-commerce, " says Tolga Öncü.

► at the moment there are over 420 Ikeavaruhus on over 50 different markets worldwide, including 20 stores in Sweden.

► Last fiscal, which was closed on 31 August of this year, sales amounted to 38.8 billion euros (about 405 billion, based on the krona 10\\u002F10 2018) for Ikea, including the franchisees, which are not operated by the Ikea group. Sales increased by 4.5 per cent compared with the previous financial year.

► Almost 100 million visits were made on Ikea's Swedish site during the past financial year, and around 38 million visits in Ikea's Swedish stores and shops. Sales in Sweden ended at 16.8 billion sek.

► Ingvar Kamprad founded as a 17-year-old Ikea, which got named after him and after towns in his native place: Ingvar Kamprad, Elmtaryd, Agunnaryd. Ingvar Kamprad, died 27 January 2018, 91 years old.\\n

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