Swedish furniture giant Ikea is planning to hire 10,000, both direct and indirect, in Maharashtra over the next two to three years, a senior company executive has said. The company is preparing to open its second store in Navi Mumbai by early 2019. Ikea opened its first store in the country in Hyderabad in August this year, where it employs 1,000 people. These people will be deployed at the forthcoming store as well as the assembling services centres and supply chain networks in the state, the company said. Ikea offers several employee friendly policies, such as day care facilities, parental leave policy, transport policy, competence development, mentoring, pension plan among others.