OKLAHOMA CITY — Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is offering its Oklahoma-based store and corporate employees the opportunity to voluntarily receive the COVID-19 vaccination for free at its Oklahoma City corporate offices. This initiative follows the chain giving more than 29,000 team members in 41 states a $75 incentive to voluntarily receive the vaccination.
“The vaccine is an exciting step toward ending the COVID-19 pandemic, and we want to make it as easy as possible for our employees to receive it,” said Love’s President Shane Wharton. “We’ll continue to encourage our team members to become vaccinated against COVID-19 if they choose to do so.”
Full-time and part-time team employees who reside in Oklahoma had the opportunity to get the COVID-19 vaccination on March 19 and 23. The employees scheduled appointments for a second dose after receiving the first vaccination dose.
Meanwhile, Love’s is also seeking to hire 2,000 team members at its National Hiring Day event on March 31. The event will take place in person at more than 500 Love’s locations across the country.
The company is looking for store and restaurant team members for its Love’s travel stops and c-stores and diesel technicians, service advisors, tire technicians and diesel technician apprentices for its Speedco and Love’s Truck Care locations.
“Love’s is a great place to build a career as we pride ourselves on growing the skills of those we hire, promoting from within and offering a robust benefits package, of which our greatest benefit is opportunity,” said Roger Ahuja, executive vice president of operations for Love’s. “Our team is our No. 1 asset and is crucial to ensuring our operations run smoothly for our customers, so this is an important event for us. We’re excited to welcome many new team members to the company, many who will go on to become leaders.”
The company may offer qualified candidates a job on the spot contingent upon pre-screening requirements.
Eligible full-time employees can take advantage of Love’s health and wellness benefits, including 401(k) with matching contributions, medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, flexible scheduling, holiday pay and competitive weekly pay among other benefits. Part-time employees are also eligible for dental, vision, telemedicine and other voluntary benefits.
Love’s diesel technician apprenticeship program, valued at $12,000, allows apprentices to earn a competitive wage while working toward the designation of a diesel technician. Upon successful completion of the apprentice program, apprentices will receive a tool kit valued at $3,500, which is theirs to keep after one year of employment as a diesel technician. Newly hired diesel technicians can make between $22 and $27 an hour, the company said.
Oklahoma City-based Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has more than 550 locations in 41 states. The company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 29,000 people. Love’s has more than 400 truck service centers, which include Speedco and Love’s Truck Care locations.