Federal MP for Chifley, Ed Husic, has today welcomed furnishing giant IKEA’s commitment to find local staff for its soon to be built Marsden Park store.
Mr Husic was today part of the official party involved in the ceremonial “groundbreaking” at the 76,000 square metre site on the Sydney Business Park on Richmond Road at Marsden Park.
The IKEA store will be the second largest in the state and is due for completion by mid-next year.
“I was particularly pleased to hear IKEA today commit to staffing this store with local employees,” Mr Husic said.
“Western Sydney needs job magnets such as IKEA and the Bunnings, Costco and Masters Home Improvement ventures which will be built on the Sydney Business Park site,” he added.
“Yesterday, across the road from the Sydney Business Park, I was pleased to be part of the sod turning for the Greenway Housing development at Marsden Park.
“To see the housing and business sectors being developed at the same time is exactly the shot in the arm this part of Sydney needs.
“Creating jobs locally helps family stability and also means that workers can spend more quality time with their families because they don’t have frustratingly long commutes to and from work every day,” he concluded.
The developers of the Sydney Business Park say the total venture will sustain 17,000 direct and more than 40,000 indirect jobs.