Business expansion
Övre Norrland; Västerbottens län;
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

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
19 May 2015
Employment effect (start)
25 May 2015
Foreseen end date


IKEA, designer and retailer of household equipment, is to hire 150-180 employees as a new store opens in Umeå.

The new store will open in the spring of 2016 and will become the 20th IKEA location in Sweden. The recruitment process starts 25 May 2015. The positions to be filled are distributed across seven functions: Sales, Logistics, Communication & Interior Design, Customer Relations, Human Resources, Business Navigation & Operations and IKEA Food.

IKEA Group, with INGKA Holding as parent company, is owned by Stichting INGKA Foundation. IKEA Group operates 267 IKEA stores in 25 countries. Earlier IKEA employment adjustments  in Sweden have been reported by the ERM ( December 2012, July 2011, March 2009, October 2008 )


  • 19 May 2015: svt.se
  • 20 May 2015: Press release by Ikea


Eurofound (2015), IKEA, Business expansion in Sweden, factsheet number 83478, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83478.