ALTOONA, Pa., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To further their commitment to offer employees a great place to work and a competitive total compensation package, Sheetz, one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, will invest more than $15 million to raise the wages of store employees across the company without cutting back on hours for full-time employees.
"While other businesses in the industry might have to cut back on employee hours or new hires as a result of wage increases, Sheetz is working hard to provide full time hours to as many employees as possible, providing them with an opportunity to earn more and secure health benefits," said Stephanie Doliveira, Vice President of Human Resources at Sheetz. "As a family-owned business, we're committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best people. We believe that paying wages at the upper end of the retail scale is necessary to achieve that goal. In addition to paying competitive wages, we provide our employees with increases based upon tenure, access to health insurance, quarterly bonuses, college tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance and paid time off, among many other benefits, continuing to prove that Sheetz strives to be a great place to work."
Great Place to Work® and Fortune recently recognized Sheetz as one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Retail based on the quality of the company's pay and benefits, opportunities for advancement, support for employees' personal lives, management ethics and day-to-day respect for staff. Sheetz was ranked #8 on that list.
About Sheetz, Inc.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue and more than 17,000 employees. The company operates over 500 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).
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