(WFXR) — Starting May 21, Sheetz says a wage increase of $2 per hour will go into effect for all of the 18,000 employees at the company’s 621 stores throughout Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Ohio.
This permanent increase — which adds up to a $50 million annual investment — comes after the company’s $28.5 million investment in store employee wages announced in February, according to a statement shared on behalf of Sheetz on Monday, May 10.
In addition, Sheetz announced a $12 million investment in a summer stimulus program, which will provide store employees an additional $1 per hour wage increase from May 21 until Sept. 23.
A spokesperson for the company says this wage increase and the summer stimulus program will impact more than 2,500 employees at Sheetz’s 89 locations in Virginia
“To attract and retain top talent, we know we need to continue to invest in our employees,” said Travis Sheetz, President/COO of Sheetz. “That investment includes more than just competitive wages. We provide career growth opportunities and a clear path to promotion so life at Sheetz can be not just a job, but a career.”
Sheetz was recently named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune and Great Place to Work® for the seventh time.
Sheetz reportedly offers competitive pay and benefits packages to all employees, including medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, quarterly bonuses, an employee stock ownership plan, vacation time, 12 weeks of fully paid time off for new mothers and two weeks of fully paid time off for partners, and more.
“As an essential business, Sheetz has been committed to staying open to serve the needs of the community with the safety of all who walk through its doors as a top priority,” Monday’s statement said. “In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheetz immediately implemented new cleaning and sanitization protocols as well as new safety measures, increased pay for store employees, released new scan-and-go technology in support of social distancing recommendations, rolled out curbside pickup and delivery options, offered free coffee to healthcare workers to fuel them as they fought the pandemic on the front lines, donated more than 600,000 meals to children and families in need and much more.”
Sheetz is currently hiring for more than 2,000 positions, so if you would like to learn about upcoming open hiring events or apply for a position, follow this link.