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Pandemic Prompts More Hiring in the C-Store Industry

Love’s looking to fill more than 2,000 new jobs
Love's gas station
Photograph courtesy of Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

OKLAHOMA CITY — Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc., reacting to the need for workers amid the coronavirus pandemic, is looking to hire more than 2,000 employees for its travel stops, convenience stores, truck care centers and for its Oklahoma City headquarters, the company said. In Houston, Musket Corp., the trading and logistics arm of Love’s, and Trillium, a Love’s unit that develops alternative fueling systems, are also hiring.

It joins convenience retailers such as 7-Eleven, GPM Investments, Kwik Trip and Thorntons, among others.

“With the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and job market, it’s likely a good time for some to explore opportunities they may have never thought of before,” said Shane Wharton, president of Love’s. “We want to ensure potential candidates know about the variety of jobs available with Love’s that can reenergize their careers.”

Love’s has been declared an essential business by the U.S. Transportation Department for its role in taking care of professional drivers as they deliver essential goods across the country, it said. The company recently announced wage increases, bonuses and enhanced sick pay in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Love’s is No. 16 on the Top 40 update to CSP’s 2019 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by number of retail outlets. CSP will release the complete 2020 list in June.

With more than 510 locations in 41 states, Love’s employs more than 25,000 people. It has more than 380 truck service centers, which include on-site and stand-alone Speedco and Love’s Truck Care locations.

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