Business expansion
Vest; Timis;
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Household Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.5 - Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores

250 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
1 February 2023
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2023
Foreseen end date
31 August 2023


Ikea Romania, a subsidiary of the Swedish group Ikea, announced the opening its third store in Romania by summer 2023, thereby creating jobs for 250 workers. The construction of the third store started in September 2021 and it was predicted to end in 12 months. The store's management team was recruited in April 2022 and followed company’s gender equality principles, with 50% women and 50% men in management positions.

The specialists and experts in the logistics department, department managers and team leaders joined the team, and mass recruitment for the remaining vacancies began at the end of September: customer service, cashiers, maintenance, etc. Even though the salaries are tempting and are opportunities for professional and personal growth, ensuring equal opportunities in terms of recruitment and employee development, the company is facing a shortage of unskilled workers, which has also led to delays in the store opening.

As of January 2023, the company has 50 persons hired at Timisoara store.

Ikea entered the Romanian market in 2007 by opening its first store in Bucharest. The second store was open in 2019, also in Bucharest.



Eurofound (2023), Ikea, Business expansion in Romania, factsheet number 108316, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108316.