Ikea to axe some jobs at its Belfast outlet

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As much as 20 staff at Belfast’s Ikea outlet may very well be set to lose their jobs as a part of the furnishings big’s plan to cull 7,500 employees worldwide.

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Ikea has mentioned as much as 350 jobs are anticipated to go in its 18 UK shops, with as much as 20 going within the Republic, the place is runs two shops.

The Swedish group employs round 160,000 individuals in its 367 shops worldwide.

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This contains 12,100 within the UK and 730 within the Republic.

It means the variety of jobs going at its retailer on the Holywood Change in Belfast is prone to be lower than 20 over the subsequent two years. Ikea’s mum or dad agency Ingka Group mentioned it’s assessing all components of the organisation and is “simplifying to allow a better deal with including worth to its prospects”.

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As a part of the shake-up, 11,500 jobs will even be created over the subsequent two years via the opening of what Ikea referred to as 30 new “touchpoints”.

Belfast Telegraph

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