SEL raises starting hourly wage to $18

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories announced it is raising its starting hourly wage for U.S. employees to $18 per hour.

The company currently has approximately 300 open positions, with 50 of the openings at its Pullman and Lewiston locations. 

In addition to the raise, the 100 percent employee-owned company provides full-time U.S. employees a stake in the company through its employee stock ownership plan. 

With this plan, employees receive shares of the company’s stock, which are held in a trust until they retire or leave the company.