Young Living is launching an employee-focused initiative to not only hire new workers, but also keep all employees safe, healthy and happy during the global coronavirus crisis.
As it responds to increased demand, Young Living is continuing to recruit approximately 250 temporary employees to work at its distribution center, located in Spanish Fork. The temporary work, which involves preparing products and fulfilling customer orders for shipment, is expected to last two to eight weeks.
In addition to hiring new workers, Young Living is supporting current employees with a multi-pronged approach focused on:
- Remote, flexible work
- Includes implementation of an emergency leave bank, extended PTO policy, social distancing resources and essential equipment to all Utah-based Member Services call center staff.
- Mental and physical health
- Includes virtual gym classes, online resources with homework help for kids, free lunches for a week for American Fork Member Services staff and activating employees across the business to sew thousands of masks for use by workers in the company’s Spanish Fork warehouse.
- Staying connected
- Includes launching the YL Alert app, creating video content from executives and leaders to update employees on the status of the business and providing a comprehensive employee intranet with daily updates.
In addition, 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.
“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 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.”