• IKEA is launching a game inside Roblox — and paying some players an hourly wage to work there.
  • It's the furnishing giant's first push into gaming.
  • Ten players will get about $17 per hour to serve up virtual meatballs and more.

Who said playing video games never pays?

IKEA is looking for employees to staff a virtual store inside the popular gaming platform Roblox.

The Swedish furnishings giant is launching a game called The Co-Worker — and 10 people will actually get paid to play, the company said.

They'll get IKEA's hourly wage in London of £13.15 — roughly $17 — to serve up virtual versions of the retailer's famed meatballs inside the game or redesign its showroom floors.

It's IKEA's first push into gaming. And Darren Taylor — the country, people, and culture manager for IKEA UK and Ireland — said the game is an advertisement for career opportunities at Ikea.

"Our coworkers are able to change roles, switch departments, and grow in any direction they choose," Taylor said in a statement. Apparently, that includes gaming.

The game is open to all, and applications for the paid positions are now available here. Applicants will have to make it through virtual interviews before the staff are chosen.

To be eligible for pay, players must be over age 18 and reside in the UK or Ireland. But sorry current IKEA workers: employees at physical IKEA stores can't apply to double-dip their salaries.

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