In the following years, furniture for IKEA Group wants to reduce its workforce to 7.5 thousand jobs, especially for administrative personnel, centralized support.
At the same time, the 367 IKEA store opens up 11.5 new jobs by opening new stores, investing in online businesses, services and digital technologies.
The proposed dismissal will affect about 5% of current employees.
"We have to simplify the way we organize … In recent years … we have invested in several ways. In truth, we now see that in some parts of our organization there is a slight duplication of work," said Jesper, head of the IKEA Group, Brodin.
According to him, the cuts will be mainly responsible for centralized support and global service, as well as local office workers in different markets.