Does IKEA Hire Felons?

IKEA sells ready-to-assemble cheap furniture with safety as a key production factor. The company is dedicated to improving the lives of its clients, employees, and people around the world.

All felons deserve a second chance. They have earned the opportunity to become law-abiding citizens. Steady employment, paying jobs, and decent benefits are key factors in their rehabilitation and return to society.

About IKEA

IKEA began in 1943 in Sweden. Its founder, Ingvar Kamprad began the company as a mail order business. Since then IKEA has grown into a worldwide company. It specializes in building safe furniture which also improves how people live and work.

IKEA has become one of the largest and best-known furniture stores in the world. As of June 2019, the company had fifty-six stores operating in the U.S. and over 130,000 employees.

All IKEA employees (called co-workers) are eligible for IKEA’s large benefits package. It includes health, dental insurance, 401k, and much more. Dependants qualify for benefits as well.

Co-workers enjoy IKEA’s excellent job training and easy culture. They all share open offices, wear casual clothes, and call each other by their first names.

IKEA has won many awards for investing in its employees. Among them are the following. The 100 Best Companies to Work For. Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality. Companies that Care(R).

Does IKEA Hire Felons?

As stated on its website, IKEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It respects the differences in its applicants and coworkers. As a result, the company supports and practices ethical recruitment.

The company websites do not mention if IKEA hires felons. Our online search, though, shows that in the last year, IKEA has hired people with criminal records.

Does IKEA run Background Checks?

IKEA websites also do not state if background checks occur as part of the company’s hiring process. Several online sources confirm the company does run routine background checks.

The background checks include name, age, and date of birth, and employment, education, and driving records. Also included are civil and criminal records, social media profiles, and financial records.

Careers at IKEA

IKEA has a wide variety of positions available including those at entry-levels.

Warehouse co-workers. Provide excellent service to customers providing them with the best shopping experiences. They complete other tasks as assigned. They keep their areas clean, stocked, and all work items and equipment accounted for.

Furniture Quality co-workers. Build IKEA furniture displays for the public to view and price. Each display has to show IKEA’s commitment to improving the safety and lives of people globally.

Food Services co-workers. Prepare and serve nutritious meals in company cafeterias and bistros. They provide customers with excellent service. They follow all health and safety regulations.

Merchandising and Stock co-workers. Order their products and keep them in stock. They are responsible for pricing them and making them available to the public.

Dish Room co-workers bus and wash dishes. They keep IKEA eating areas, tables, chairs, and floors clean. They know and follow all health and safety regulations.

Application Process At IKEA

IKEA offers both part-time and full-time jobs. Applicants can apply on line, or take their resumé to any IKEA store. (See Careers Link below) If applications are hand written, they must be legible.

If you want to apply for a job at IKEA, include all information about your felony in the application and resumé. Telling the truth at the start of the hiring process will establish you as an honest person with the hiring person and the company.

Look over the IKEA website/jobs before your interview. Learn about the personal values IKEA looks for in hiring people. These are ideals such as being responsible and using one’s common sense.

Wear clean work clothes to hiring interviews. No flip-flops. Arrive five minutes early. Be prepared to answer questions about yourself and your past. Provide a urine sample for drug testing if asked.

During your interview, maintain a friendly and professional attitude all the way through. Look at your interviewer. Answer all your interviewer’s questions with honesty.

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