IKEA Will Soon Be Offering Employment Opportunities for Refugees

By: Mishal Omar - Apr 19, 2017
References: jordanriver.jo & dezeen
The multinational corporation IKEA is increasingly known for its commitment to helping those in need, and its latest venture will take the form of production centers in refugee camps.

The company will be opening these production centers in Jordan this coming summer, and "will employ a mixture of Syrian refugees and local Jordanian workers in the production of woven products including rugs, cushions and bedspreads." The company will build and equip the center itself, and will begin by employing 100 people which will eventually rise to 400.

This particular initiative will be taking place in collaboration with the Jordan River Foundation, and the company aims to employ an additional 200,000 people through similar initiatives around the world in the next 10-15 years.