Business expansion
United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; South Yorkshire; Sheffield
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

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
30 January 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Furniture retailer IKEA has announced that it is to create 100 further jobs at is new site in Sheffield. The store is expected to open by the end of Summer 2017 and the company had already announced that it would create 380 jobs. A spokesperson for the retailer commented that it was expected that the majority of these jobs would go to local people. The store has hosted open days and has received substantial interest in the new positions, something which it attributes to paying a living wage of GBP 8.45 (€9.95) per hour and the promise of permanent contracts. 


  • 30 January 2017: The Star


Eurofound (2017), IKEA, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 90193, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90193.