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Sheetz Hiring Initiative Aims to Add Thousands of Workers

In-store employee base could grow to 25,000

ALTOONA, Pa. -- On the heels of investing more than $15 million in 2016 to increase employee wages, convenience-store retailer Sheetz Inc. said it plans to hire more than 8,000 employees companywide.

Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue, operates more than 500 convenience stores throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina.

In January, Sheetz announced the multimillion-dollar investment to raise wages without cutting back on hours for full-time employees.

Full-time hires now comprise 53% of the company’s 17,000-person workforce. Executives at chain say having full-time workers behind the register results in better customer service, lower turnover and a more engaged workforce—all of which will lead to higher sales and profits.

The company offers competitive benefits packages to employees, including medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, flexible schedules, opportunities for advancement, adoption assistance, wellness and gym reimbursement, bonuses, vacation time and more.

Sheetz is among several prominent convenience-store chains offering competitive employee compensation. Others include Wawa, Pa.-based Wawa Inc., York, Pa.-based Rutter's Farm Stores Inc., Anderson, Ind.-based Ricker's and Framingham, Mass.-based Cumberland Farms Inc.

As reported in a McLane/CSP Daily News Flash, the new hiring initiative aims to increase the company's total employee count and full-time positions by creating and filling jobs at stores throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina.

Stores in select Pennsylvania, West Virginia and North Carolina market areas will host open job interviews in May for prospective employees to learn about Sheetz's commitment to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture, community engagement and disrupting the convenience category as we know it.

"Sheetz is proud to attribute our significant companywide growth to our dedicated employees, and we are thrilled to roll out an extensive hiring initiative aimed at adding thousands more to our Sheetz family," said Stephanie Doliveira, vice president of human resources at Sheetz, Inc. "At the heart of our hiring efforts is an unwavering commitment to stay ahead of the curve and to do what is right for our people."

The hiring initiative for sales associates and shift supervisors will begin in May:

  • On May 4, Sheetz will be hiring at select stores in the Pittsburgh market, seeking to fill more than 400 jobs.
  • On May 4, Sheetz will be hiring at select stores in the Morgantown, W.Va., market, seeking to fill more than 40 jobs.
  • On May 18, Sheetz will be hiring at select stores in the Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, N.C., markets, seeking to fill more than 30 jobs.
  • On May 25, Sheetz will be hiring at select stores in the Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading, Pa., markets, seeking to fill more than 400 jobs.

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