Young Living is recruiting approximately 250 temporary employees to work at its distribution center as it responds to increased demand. The center is located in Spanish Fork, and role responsibilities include preparing products and fulfilling customer orders for shipment. The temporary work is expected to last two to eight weeks and employees will be paid $12 to $15 per hour, depending on the shift.
"Our employees play a crucial role in our business and the wider community, and keeping them safe and healthy is our top priority," said Jared Turner, president and COO at Young Living. "We are lucky to have such dedicated employees and also to be able to offer additional positions to those in the community who may be out of work during this crisis. We will continue to ensure current and future employees are taken care of as we tackle this crisis together."
In addition to hiring new workers, Young Living is supporting current employees with a multi-pronged approach:
Remote, Flexible Work
An emergency leave bank and extended PTO policy have been implemented to provide flexible leave to employees impacted by the pandemic. Also, new work-from-home and social distancing policies, guidelines and resources have been added.
The company provided essential equipment, such as 300 laptops and headsets to all Utah-based Member Services call center staff, and provided employee training on remote work productivity and wellness as well as manager training for managing a remote workforce.
Mental and Physical Health
Young living is continuing regular on-site gym classes by offering them virtually over video conference. Classes include yoga, weight training, pilates and kids fitness. Online resources with homework help for kids, and enhanced resources for people to have access to therapy and counseling services have been provided as well.
Employees across the business have been activated to sew thousands of masks for use by workers in the company's Spanish Fork warehouse. To date, 2,000 fabric masks have been sewn, with additional masks being donated to local community organizations.
Leading by Example
Members and leadership personally donated money to provide lunch for warehouse employees. Donations exceeded the $10,000 goal and the excess was given to those employees to assist with food and childcare.
Young Living launched the YL Alert app to keep US employees informed in real time about crucial news. Employees are notified immediately as company news is posted. The app also features CDC news, FAQs, emergency contact info and helpful tips.
Additionally, the company is holding weekly virtual themed "Happy Hour" chats where employees and their families can get involved in activities and contests.
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