TOPPEN Shopping Centre in Tebrau, Johor Baru, conducted a recruitment drive with 5,000 employment opportunities for the locals here.
Ikea Southeast Asia shopping centre and mixed-use director Christian Olofsson said the aim was to enrich its relationship with the local community.
“A key value at Ikea Southeast Asia and the shopping centres we operate is playing our part in creating a better life for the many people touched by our business.
“This is also one of the many initiatives to further strengthen our partnership with our tenants, ” he said in a statement here.
The recruitment fair for Toppen tenants took place over two days earlier this month at the Persada International Convention Centre in Johor Baru.
Toppen is expected to open on Nov 13 featuring 100 of Malaysia’s most popular brands.
Meanwhile, the shopping centre has been awarded the safety certificate and certificate of completion and compliance by the Fire and Rescue Department three months before opening.
The 1.1 million sq ft shopping centre will feature an interactive outdoor rooftop community hub called “The Topp”.
This area will house over 30 food and beverage and alfresco outlets, a rooftop garden, multipurpose courts, skate parks, a spacious event piazza, children’s playground, a cinema, e-sports arena and a water play area.
Ikea Southeast Asia managing director Christian Rojkjaer said they were excited and looking forward to Toppen’s opening, following the positive progress on both the construction and leasing side.
“Toppen Shopping Centre will no doubt add a unique dimension to the retail environment in southern Malaysia.
“Creating a positive impact on the people, planet and surrounding communities is at the heart of everything we do at Ikea Southeast Asia, ” he added.