Orgill will use a $151,032 Workforce
Development Training Fund grant to hire and train 167 new workers for permanent
full-time positions at its Post Falls distribution center.
The new positions will pay an average wage of
$16.93 per hour plus employer assisted medical benefits. Training will vary
depending on the position but will include inventory control training, logistic
training and hazcom training certification.
Orgill is a hardlines distributor, headquartered
in Memphis, Tennessee, providing retailers across North America and in more
than 60 countries throughout the world access to over 75,000 products and
industry-leading retail services. Orgill distributes hardware and home
improvement products to hardware, home improvement and building material
The Idaho Workforce Development Training Fund
was started in 1996 and is administered by the Idaho Department of Labor. Grant
funds are used to reimburse businesses for the cost of training new workers or
retraining existing workers with skills necessary for specific economic
opportunities and industrial expansion initiatives.
Eligible businesses must produce a product or
service sold outside the region, and the jobs must pay at least $12 an hour and
include employer-assisted health insurance. The fund is financed by a 3 percent
set-aside of the unemployment insurance taxes paid by businesses each year.
Learn more about the Idaho Workforce Development Training Fund at