“The Swedish retailer Ikea opened the doors to its latest store for a tour of
The new Ikea in Round Rock is 252,000 square-foot, will
have 10,000 items, 50 room settings, three complete model homes, a supervised
play area and a restaurant with 250 seats.
Employees are ready for the grand opening.
Store manager Jeff O’Shaughnessy says the store’s primary objective right now is to continue hiring and training nearly 300 Central Texas
The grand opening is Wednesday, Nov. 15.”
[Note: Positive Fanatics is not officially connected with IKEA. Please visit the store website to apply.]
“ROUND ROCK, Texas, Sept. 7 — IKEA, the world’s leading home
furnishings retailer, today announced that its future Round Rock, TX store will
open at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, November 15, 2006. IKEA Round Rock will be the
Swedish Company’s third store and restaurant destination in Texas and 29th in
the U.S. (The closest IKEA stores are in the North Texas city of Frisco, and in
“Due to the significant progress made during Spring and so far
this summer, we are confident the remaining milestones and interior build-up
process will be complete by mid-November,” noted Jeff O’Shaughnessy, store
manager of the future IKEA Round Rock. O’Shaughnessy added, “now our primary
objective is to continue hiring and training the nearly 300 Central Texans who
will be joining the IKEA coworker family before we open.”
In addition to the 10,000 exclusively-designed items, IKEA Round Rock
will present 50 different room settings, three complete model homes, a
supervised children’s play area, and a 250-seat restaurant serving Swedish
specialties such as meatballs with lingonberries or salmon plates, as well as
American dishes. Other family-friendly features include a Children’s IKEA area
in the showroom, baby care rooms, preferred parking and play areas throughout
IKEA Press Release via YAHOO News
[via Jen Segrest]
“IKEA fans and transplants from large cities where IKEA stores are located
are well aware of the allure of the store. However, Texas’ third IKEA store
opening this fall in Round Rock remains a mystery to most Central Texas
The store, located on 21.5 acres at the southeastern corner of IH 35 and
University Blvd., will include three model homes, each with a living room,
dining room, kitchen and bathroom.
The layout of the models leads shoppers through decorated showrooms to
address every function of the home. This design allows customers to encounter
products they might not have thought to look for, and with 10,000
exclusively-designed IKEA products, there are plenty of opportunities for
“A look inside IKEA’s big blue box”
By Kathy Lesko
Community Impact Newspaper
“IKEA International A/S is recruiting nearly 300 new employees for its new Round Rock store opening this fall.
The store will be the Swedish home furnishing company’s third store in Texas and 29th in the U.S.
“We are thrilled to offer interested job seekers in the area diverse
positions with limitless opportunity at a global company,” says Jeff
O’Shaughnessy, store manager of IKEA Round Rock. “At IKEA, we realize
that the opportunity to be able to do the things in life that bring
success and happiness is extremely valuable to our coworkers.”
Prospective employees can apply for almost 300 positions available in
home furnishings sales, interior decoration, customer service, safety
and security, cashiers, maintenance, goods flow, receiving, warehouse,
stock replenishment, and approximately 60 food service positions.”
Austin Business Journal
Reminder: Positive Fanatics is not officially affiliated with IKEA.
Please direct your applications to the store
Here are the first pics from the grand re-opening of the newly-remodeled IKEA Schaumburg, Illinois store.
Kimberly and Brooke were first in line arriving at 12.15 Thursday night.
Magy, Emily (the sign says “Happy Birthday Lisa”) and Katie, all high school classmates from Palatine, now in college.
Coffee for everyone!
Vic and Eleanor Adriatico with kids Keno and Inna came straight from their Wisconsin Dells vacation.
Samantha Gravina, PR manager raffling off the prizes. The first 100 persons in line received cookware and other giveaways. They were also eligible to win a free dining table with six chairs and dinner prepared by a Swedish chef.
There are giveways and special prizes throughout this holiday weekend.
For details visit the official store website.
Reminder: We are getting emails inquiring about
jobs at IKEA Round Rock, TX. Wish we could help but Positive Fanatics is not
officially affiliated with IKEA. Please direct your applications to
the store website/offices. Good luck!
Have a fun and safe holiday weekend everyone!
“Large furniture retailer IKEA plans to opens its doors in Round Rock this fall, several months ahead of schedule.
global superstore was originally scheduled to open its
252,000-square-foot store in Round Rock off of Interstate Highway 35
and Chandler Road in spring 2007.
Joseph Roth, a spokesman for IKEA, said the project is ahead of schedule despite the rainy weather earlier this year.
“The city has released the permits when they said they would,” Roth said. “Literally, everything has been moving smoothly.”
If IKEA’s store opens three to six months early, it could mean an extra 20
percent to 30 percent in sales-tax revenue for the city of Round Rock,
said David Kautz, the city’s assistant manager and chief financial
Last year, the city of Round Rock approved a $5 million
deal with IKEA to provide incentives in sales- and property-tax breaks.
The city also waived fees related to the construction of the store.
The Round Rock store is the third IKEA to open in Texas with stores located in Houston and Frisco…”
The Daily Texan
[Thanks to Bea in Round Rock for the news!]