>>> RELATED: Construction on future IKEA store hits key milestones
Co-workers who have been with IKEA for more than one year can take up to three months of paid leave to be with their family, receiving 100 percent of their base wage for the first six weeks of parental leave and 50 percent for an additional six weeks.
Co-workers with three or more years at the company can take up to four months of paid leave, receiving 100 percent of their base wage for the first eight weeks and 50 percent for an additional eight weeks. This is in addition to the six to eight weeks of Short Term Disability available to all co-workers regardless of tenure, according to the release.
>>> RELATED: IKEA construction progresses in Columbus
IKEA opened its first location in Ohio back in 2008 in West Chester Twp. Now, the furniture retailer is working on opening its second Ohio location in Columbus. The new Ikea property is approximately 15 miles north of downtown Columbus.
The company has locations in 48 countries, and has 42 in the U.S.