HIRING AGAIN: PFL plans expansion, seeks new employees

Elias Baer - Enterprise Staff Writer
Thursday, December 17, 2020
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Brady Hughes, press operator at PFL, creates custom finish pieces using die cutting and foiling paper on Wednesday. Enterprise photos by ELIAS BAER

PFL Tech Inc., one of Montana’s largest employers, has begun aggressively hiring new employees to meet accelerating customer demand.

After laying off 67 employees at its Livingston and Indianapolis operations in March for COVID-related reasons, PFL formerly known as PrintingForLess.com has begun hiring again with hopes of adding an additional 115 employees to the team.

So far the company has already rehired about 35 people locally since September, said PFL CEO and founder Andrew Field, and the company plans to hire at least 80 additional new employees by the end of the year.

“(Rehiring) has been gradual,” Field said. “Lots of people who got laid off went out and found other jobs.

At a time when so many Americans are unemployed, Field said this is a perfect opportunity for people to find not just a job, but a career.

“These are good wages and this isn’t some job just moving sheet rock,” Field said. “This is a career. You can move up the ladder.

“Every position has management potential at PFL,” he continued. “Several of our senior leaders started at PFL in the same roles we are trying to fill today. Every employee receives on the job training and professional development. At PFL we aren’t just hiring to fill open positions we’re helping people build a career.”

Available positions include digital printing operator, finishing operator, marketing, software development and sales.

PFL moved away from the name “Printing for Less” because the company does so much more than print.

PFL builds and sells software enabling some of the biggest brands in the world, including companies like Zoom and Salesforce, “providing printing, manufacturing, custom software development, professional services, fulfillment and mailing services ... creating and delivering direct and dimensional mail as part of a coordinated marketing experience,” said CMO Nick Runyon in a Monday press release.

Field said the job pays well, with entry level positions starting off at $41,000 per year. He also said there are flexible, parttime positions available as well. The job comes with perks, including a $500 signing bonus, on-the-job paid training and an onsite childcare program.

Though the pandemic rages on in Montana, Field said he and Runyon decided that, while continuing to adhere to CDC guidelines, now is the right time to not only begin bringing people back to work, but also expand their business.

“What we’ve found is that some of our biggest customers have realized that in a post-COVID world, PFL is critical to their success,” said Runyon. “People are going to invest in marketing and they see PFL as a successful marketer.”

For Field and Runyon, the decision to get PFL back to running full steam was as simple as supply and demand.

“From our point of view, the economy is coming back,” Field said. “Most of our customers are marketers who just stopped in the spring and have steadily resumed their operations.”

Not only is PFL rehiring previously laidoff employees, the company plans to expand its workforce as well.

PFL has plenty of room for that. The massive complex includes several thousand square feet of vacant space on the second floor.

“We’re installing new equipment and we’re expanding employees and capabilities,” Field said.

For more information on PFL or to view open position listings, visit www.pfl.com; or contact Runyon via email at nick@pfl.com or call (406) 545-3312.