IKEA U.S. thanks its co-workers with a holiday gift that makes life at home more enjoyable
(Conshohocken, PA - December 9, 2015) IKEA co-workers across the U.S.1 received a Roku 2 streaming media player as a ‘thank you’ holiday gift. This was another opportunity for IKEA to show gratitude to its co-workers and say ‘happy holiday’. Just a few days prior, IKEA Group thanked its co-workers with a contribution of $1,1822 2 into their Tack! retirement funds.
“IKEA is a great place to work, and we’re always looking for ways to make a positive contribution to our co-workers’ lives. With our annual holiday gift, it’s another token of appreciation and gratitude to each and every co-worker. No matter what the level or position, every member of the IKEA team is important and contributes to our success,” commented Lars Petersson, IKEA U.S. President. “This year we are giving co-workers a gift that the entire family can enjoy.”
With thousands of home visits each year, IKEA understands life at home, including how new media technology is impacting our home entertainment lifestyles. The Roku 2, a leading web TV device3, makes it easy to watch a wide range of free channels, subscribe to popular streaming services like Netflix and Hulu Plus, rent the latest TV episode, or own a major blockbuster. CNN.com’s recent ‘Guide to the Holidays’ listed the Roku 2 on their ‘Great gadget gifts for $100 or less.’
1. Includes all regular and part-time IKEA U.S. co-workers. Does not include hires after November 27th, 2015 or seasonal co-workers.
2. Plus an additional $140 in ‘re-allocation’ from co-workers who left IKEA before working three full years. Total is $1,322. All full-time co-workers within a country will receive the same amount regardless of unit, position, or salary level. Part-time co-workers will receive a proportional amount in relation to hours worked. Global goals need to be met first for Tack! contributions. The annual funding is divided between all IKEA Group countries, based on each country’s proportion of the total salary and wages. Eligibility for Tack! is based on an IKEA co-worker being actively employed with IKEA for five years or more, including the full fiscal year (September 1-August 31). Money is vested after working three full years and available at retirement age (59 ½.) If a co-worker leaves before working three full fiscal years in a row, the money in their Tack! fund will be removed and re-allocated to other eligible co-workers.
3. Web TV is the genre of original television content produced for broadcast via the World Wide Web, accessible through Wi-Fi.
For further information, please contact: Mona Astra Liss, US Corporate PR Director,
Mona.Liss@IKEA.com, 610.834.0180, ext. 5852
About IKEA Group
The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. Our business idea supports this vision by offering a wide range of well-designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. There are currently 330 IKEA Group stores in 28 countries. Additionally, there are 40 IKEA stores run by franchises. There are 41 IKEA stores in the U.S. In FY 15, IKEA Group had 771 million visitors to the stores and 1.9 billion visitors to IKEA.com. IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information, please visit www.IKEA.com, facebook.com/IKEAUSA, @IKEAUSANews, @IKEAUSA, http://pinterest.com/IKEAUSA/, www.youtube.com/IKEAUSA, www.theshare-space.com, www.theshare-space.com/en/Blog