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IKEA Raises Minimum Wage for All; Adds Additional Benefits for Employees

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CONSHOHOCKEN, PA - IKEA announced it will pay a minimum of $16/hr for all US positions with some earning a minimum of $17-18/hr. depending on location and skill set. On top of the additional Pay US CEO, Javier Quiñones added "Additionally, we have enhanced our comprehensive benefits package for all co-workers to include a minimum of five weeks of paid time off, education assistance, back-up child care, adult care, and more."

Full disclosure, I started my career with IKEA and spent 13 years working in all different types of roles including positions in the old Plymouth Meeting location, South Philadelphia, and when I departed I held a position in the corporate office located in Conshohocken.

Historically, IKEA has always offered benefits above and beyond what you would see at other retailers. When I was working there I routinely had better benefits than most people who spent their entire career in corporate America. In recent years, especially after the death of founder Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA became another typical "corporate" company and lost its way. Many of my long-time friends who I met while working at IKEA found themselves departing the company they could no longer recognize. It is great to see them find themselves again and place their employees back at the top of the priority list.

Now, if they could just get that dresser I have been waiting for back in stock, that would be great! IKEA, like others, has plenty of jobs open and you can search for open jobs here.

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