Ever considered working for IKEA? Hiring event for Oak Creek store set for Feb. 24, 25

OAK CREEK -- IKEA Oak Creek is beginning the process of hiring for its new location which is set to open this coming summer.

IKEA is holding a hiring event on Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day). The hiring event is taking place at 5007 S. Howell Ave. Suite 200 in Milwaukee -- near Mitchell International Airport. The company expects to hire 250 full-time employees.

According to the IKEA website, interviews will be on a walk-in basis.  No appointment necessary.  But those interested should come early to guarantee a spot.

Open positions include:

  • Customer Service
  • Sales
  • Logistics
  • Children's Play area
  • Food Operations
  • Product Quality
  • Merchandising Basics Co-worker


IKEA says their benefits include a competitive health care plan (for co-workers who work more than 20 hours a week), a generous 401(k) plan, an additional retirement plan called “Tack” (the Swedish word for “thank you”), tuition assistance, a co-worker discount, a co-worker meal deal, a generous paid-time off package, and more.

IKEA Oak Creek

The 291,000 square foot store in Oak Creek is set to open this summer on 29 acres of land near the corner of I-94 and Drexel Ave. The store will include a 300-seat cafeteria-style restaurant -- and the famous Swedish meatballs will be a featured item.

Again, an exact opening date hasn't been set for the Oak Creek IKEA. The closest IKEA stores right now are in Bolingbrook and Schaumburg, IL; St. Louis, MO; and Bloomington, MN.