IKEA U.S. Announces Charlie Plisco as Store Manager of Future Norfolk Location and Seeks 250 Co-Workers to Join Team

Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander visits future IKEA Norfolk and
shares job opportunities for local community


CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IKEA the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced the
appointment of local resident Charlie Plisco as manager of its future
Norfolk store, the 50th store in the U.S., opening Spring
2019.

“We are excited to open our second store in Virginia under Charlie’s
leadership,” said IKEA U.S. president Lars Petersson. “His passion for
his hometown paired with his experience will help create an
inspirational experience at IKEA Norfolk for both customers and
co-workers.”

Plisco joined IKEA in 2016 as the Deputy Store Manager at the IKEA
Stoughton in Massachusetts. In this role, he learned about the company
culture and how to operate a successful location, while building a great
place to work. Prior to IKEA, Plisco worked as store manager and
district manager at other U.S. retailers.

“IKEA recognizes the customer base that exists in the Virginia area, and
I look forward to providing existing and future customers a store of
their own,” Plisco said. “At the same time, I am excited to spread the
IKEA culture among new co-workers, as well as offer job-seekers diverse
positions with limitless opportunity at a global company known for being
a great place to work.”

Today, Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander joined Plisco to announce
that prospective co-workers can visit http://www.seeacareerwithus.com
to apply for the approximately 250 diverse positions.

Interested individuals can apply for positions in: home furnishings
sales, interior design/visual merchandising, customer service, safety
and security, cashiers, facility management, warehouse receiving, stock
replenishment, and child play area supervision. Also, setting itself
apart from other retailers, IKEA Norfolk offers approximately 25 food
service opportunities in its Restaurant, Swedish Food Market, Exit
Bistro and co-worker cafeteria.

Drawing from the company’s Swedish heritage, IKEA offers family-friendly
initiatives and diverse workplace benefits including full medical/dental
insurance to co-workers working 20 hours or more per week with
eligibility for domestic partners and children. Other benefits include:
vacation, paid maternity/paternity leave and paid time off for child
adoption, tuition assistance, a bonus program, 401(k) matching, a
pension plan, professional development, training and mentoring programs,
free uniforms, and a discount for shopping at IKEA.

The future 331,000-square-foot IKEA Norfolk store will be built on 19
acres on the northwestern corner of Interstate 64 and Northampton
Boulevard. IKEA Norfolk will feature nearly 10,000 exclusively designed
items, 50 inspirational room settings, three model home interiors, a
supervised children’s play area and a 450-seat restaurant serving
traditional Swedish and American fare including IKEA meatballs. IKEA
also will evaluate potential on-site power generation to complement its
current U.S. goal of a renewable energy presence at nearly 90% of its
U.S. locations.

ABOUT IKEA

Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of
good design and function at low prices. The IKEA Group operates 367 IKEA
stores in 30 countries, including 48 in the U.S. IKEA incorporates
sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that
benefit children and the environment. For more information, see IKEA-USA.com@IKEAUSANews@IKEAUSA or
IKEAUSA on FacebookYouTubeInstagram and Pinterest.

Contacts

For IKEA
Victoria Peris, 305-347-4343
victoria.peris@bm.com

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