IKEA plans to 2019 to expand the range of products and start production of carpets and textiles, made living in Jordan for Syrian refugees. On Tuesday, January 31, reports CNN.
Thus the well-known Swedish company intends to create jobs for approximately 200 people, primarily for women. For them, promised to create a flexible work schedule to have time for parenting.
“The situation in Syria is one of the biggest tragedy of our times, and Jordan took on greater responsibility for the accommodation of Syrian refugees. We decided to think about how IKEA can make a contribution”, — quotes the channel of one of the top managers of the company Jesper Brodin.
Things, for the production of which is expected to attract refugees from the Syrian Arab Republic, planned to be released in limited quantities and to sell in the middle East in the countries that have signed with Jordan free trade agreement.
This is not the first initiative of IKEA, aims to support immigrants. Created by experts of company housing project for refugees was awarded the prestigious prize for the best design of 2016. In addition, she has donated almost 31 million euros on programmes to provide electricity to refugee camps in the middle East, Africa and Asia.
According to the UN, Jordan posted more than 655 thousand Syrians, they issued about 37 thousand work permits, however, many refugees are working without the necessary documents. The employment rate of women is very low, because those on the shoulders is a big part of family responsibilities.
The company IKEA was founded in Sweden in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad, now she has one of the largest retail sales networks of furniture and household goods.