IKEA made a reduction of 3-5% of Russian workers, according to a report received from RBC from the IKEA press service.
"As a result of developing and implementing the new structure in the IKEA retail network in Russia, over the next two years, around 3-5% of jobs can be deleted," IKEA reported. It was noted that only 7.5,000 workers around the world could fall below the fall.
The group of Ingka companies, owned by IKEA, intends to open 30 "new points of interaction" in different countries, where 11,500 people will work. "Consumer behavior is changing very quickly, and we are increasing investments and developing our business in order to respond to customer requirements in new and more efficient ways," said Ingka President and CEO Jesper Brodin.
IKEA noted that Russia was an important strategic market for the company, and Moscow has included it in its top 30 megacities list. According to the company, over 63 million people visited IKEA stores in Russia in 2018.