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The Hunt for Red Hook Ikea Employees is On

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Today, Ikea officially announced that they are hiring for their Red Hook store, which is slated to open "Summer" 2008. The retailer wants 500 qualified go getters for positions in "home furnishings sales, interior decoration, customer service, safety and security, cashiers, maintenance, goods flow, receiving, warehouse and stock replenishment." The company will begin accepting online applications on Monday (interested parties should visit their website). Ikea has been taking apps from Red Hook residents for a few weeks now, but on Feb 4th, they're opening the gates for general hiring. The press release paints a pretty rosy picture for interested applicants:

Drawing from the company’s Swedish heritage, IKEA is committed to a flexible workplace that emphasizes a work/life balance and provides professional opportunities to people from all life situations. If an IKEA coworker needs to take time off to find a nursing home for an aging parent, be home to kiss their child before bed or have flexible scheduling to best juggle caring for a newborn, one can do so without worrying about risking their career aspirations.
Awww. Who knew the Swedish furniture giant was so warm and fuzzy?
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