Ikea now hiring for 250 jobs

Home-furnishings retailer to open in the fall at I-295 and Gate Parkway.

Ikea is under construction at northwest Interstate 295 and Gate Parkway.
Ikea is under construction at northwest Interstate 295 and Gate Parkway.
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Ikea job-seekers now can apply for the 250 positions the Sweden-based retailer will fill at its Jacksonville store set to open this fall.

Candidates can apply online at SeeACareerWithUs.com and find more company information at IKEA-USA.com.

Jobs include home furnishings sales, interior design/visual merchandising, customer service, safety and security, cashiers, facility management, warehouse receiving, stock replenishment and child play-area supervision.

Ikea Jacksonville also will offer about 50 food-service jobs in its restaurant, Swedish Food Market, Exit Bistro and co-worker cafeteria.  

Ikea said in a news release the recruitment effort is rolling, with the jobs posted online changing periodically based on timing needs during the store’s construction completion.

The store will open at northwest Interstate 295 and Gate Parkway. No specific date has been announced.

Ikea said it offers benefits that include full medical and dental insurance to employees working 20 hours or more per week with eligibility for domestic partners and children. 

Other benefits include vacation, paid maternity/paternity leave and paid time off for child adoption, tuition assistance, a bonus program, matching 401(k), a pension plan, professional development, training and mentoring programs, free uniforms and a discount for shopping at IKEA.

Ikea recently announced an expanded policy for employees to receive up to four months of paid parental leave.

Ikea said its 290,000-square-foot Jacksonville store will include one of Florida’s largest retail solar rooftops.

The store will feature nearly 10,000 exclusively designed items, 50 room settings, three model-home interiors, a supervised children’s play area, and a 325-seat restaurant serving Swedish specialties and American dishes. 

Leontyne Green Sykes is the store manager.

Ikea operates more than 390 stores in 48 countries, including 44 in the U.S.

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