ALTOONA, Pa. — Convenience-store retailer Sheetz recently invested $16.8 million in store wages. Nearly all Sheetz employees’ wages will increase or already have increased as part of the investment, the company said. The increase is part of Sheetz’s goal to offer competitive wages, enabling the company to attract and retain top talent, it said.
This investment follows a $15 million investment in employee wages in 2016, which coincided with a significant effort to shift more store employees from part-time to full-time work.
“As a family-owned and -operated business, we know our employees are our most valuable assets. We are deeply committed to investing in our employees and creating a great working environment where they feel valued and have the resources they need to succeed,” said Travis Sheetz, president of Sheetz. “Our goal is to provide competitive wages and full-time hours to as many employees as possible, as well as providing quarterly bonuses as a way for employees to share in our success.”
Sheetz offers competitive pay and benefits packages to all employees, including medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, college tuition reimbursement, an employee stock ownership plan, flexible schedules, opportunities for advancement, vacation time and more.
Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz has 596 convenience stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina. It has more than 20,000 employees and nearly 3,000 active open positions, it said.
Sheetz recently was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune and Great Place to Work, its fifth time in six years.