Ikea to cut 150 jobs in Canada

BURLINGTON, Ont. — IKEA says up to 150 jobs may be cut from its Canadian operations over two years as it responds to changing consumer behaviour and moves to solidify its e-retail focus. The cuts are part of a global streamlining that will see about 7,500 positions eliminated worldwide. They include some 50 redundancies at the Burlington, Ont., head office. In a release, the company said it would redouble attention to “its e-commerce platform, to better meet the needs of its customers” while also exploring new store formats and strengthening its distribution network.