For 80 years, Deseret Industries has been providing job training and transforming lives.
In addition to providing communities with new and used commodities at a lower cost, Deseret Industries provides training and on-the-job experience for people seeking employment. Associates gain work experience and skills in a learning environment.
In August of 1938, the first Deseret Industries store opened in downtown Salt Lake City. Their purpose then was the same as their purpose now—to provide job training and low-cost goods. Read about how Deseret Industries began.
2017 Deseret Industries by the numbers
- Associates served: 16,088
- Volunteers giving of their time: 42,005
- Languages spoken within DI: 52
- Clothing and shoes given in humanitarian aid: 6,149,440 pounds
- Stores: 43