December 5, 2013
A flood of more than 20,000 jobseekers applying for just 400 jobs at a new Ikea megastore in Spain overwhelmed the local office’s computer servers.
The outletis to open next summer in Alfafar, a town in Valencia, and started accepting applications on Monday.
“Our server collapsed. It wasn’t able to handle that many applications,” said Ikea Spain’s Rodrigo Sanchez. “We never expected to have so many applications in such a short time.”