Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Household Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.59 - Retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores

1,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
13 October 2022
Employment effect (start)
13 October 2022
Foreseen end date
31 December 2024


Ikea, the Swedish multinational furniture and decoration retailer, will create 1,500 new jobs in Spain over the next two years (between 2022 and 2024). The workforce will grow by 15%, from the 9,765 employees it currently has in Spain, bringing the total to 11,230 people by 2024. As the regional leader in growth, one in five new hires will be in Catalonia (22% of the total), with a total of 340 new positions planned for the region. Madrid, Andalusia and Levante are also areas of emphasis for the expansion.

This is the biggest recruitment campaign in Ikea's history, with the opening of 90 new customer contact points (including urban shops and collection centres). The company plans to continue advancing in its omnichannel expansion plan, with a clear commitment to more diverse and accessible formats in order to be closer to the consumer in a much more specialised way.

Previous factsheets on Ikea's operations in Spain have been recorded in the ERM database in 2020, with an announced business expansion of 750 new jobs (Ikea-2020-ES).



Eurofound (2022), Ikea Iberica , Business expansion in Spain, factsheet number 107632, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/107632.