After surpassing the 1,000 employee milestone this June, Young Living Essential Oils has announced plans to grow its workforce by nearly 50 percent over the next seven years. The Salt Lake City-based company worked with the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development on a plan to bring 445 new jobs to the state.
The jobs created by Young Living will pay out total salaries amounting to 125 percent of the county average income. In addition to its corporate staff, Young Living partners with a network of more than 500,000 active members to market its essential oils and wellness products.
“The success experienced by Young Living Essential Oils is a testament to the friendly business environment the state offers to homegrown businesses,” said Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert. “More than two decades ago the business started because of a demand for organic essential oils. Now, it is growing not just regionally or nationally, but internationally.”
Chief Operating Officer Travis Ogden attributes much of the company’s growth to its strong commitment to quality. Since its beginnings operating from one herb farm and distillery, Young Living has established several farms across the globe to support its Seed to Seal production process. The company strictly controls the production of the oils to ensure its products remain pure and free of synthetic chemicals.