Sweden - E-strategy leads to job cuts at Ikea - May 31, 2018

 Furniture giant Ikea will cut 110 jobs in the southern region of the country as it shifts its strategy towards e-commerce. The company announced the plans of a cut of 90 workers in Malmö, and a further 20 shared between Helsingborg and the regional headquarter in Älmhult. Negotiations with the unions and with workers’ representatives have started. The decision to cut jobs in human resources, sustainability, marketing, and communication, will also lead to job losses in Belgium and the Netherlands. The company foresees more changes in its organisational structure.

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