Ikea’s employees are now awarded a billion bonus

As an extra thank you for all the Ikea employees’ hard work during the pandemic, the furniture giant is now handing out a billion bonus. The money will be distributed to all employees worldwide, Aftonbladet reports.

– It is to show appreciation for the employees’ extraordinary efforts during the pandemic, he says Lena Herder, country manager for Ikea Sweden, to the newspaper.

In Sweden, the bonus will mean that employees are awarded approximately SEK 9,000 each. The money will be distributed in January 2022 and you must still be employed then to receive the money. You must also have worked at Ikea since 31 August this year.

The work during the pandemic: “Giant challenge”

An Ikea employee tells Aftonbladet that it has been “very challenging” to work at the department store during the pandemic and that the bonus gift is very much appreciated.

When the message was revealed at Ikea in Kungens kurva in Stockholm this morning, they had decorated with balloons. The message was received with cheers and applause from the employees.

– It was a super lovely atmosphere. Chips and Ikea bubbles were served. Great fun, says the Ikea employee woman the newspaper.

Image source: Johan Nilsson / TT.

Source: nyheter24.se by nyheter24.se.

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