Sheetz invests $28.5M in store employee wages
ALTOONA, Pa. — Sheetz, a family owned and operated restaurant and convenience chain with more than 600 stores across the Mid-Atlantic, including Weirton and Follansbee, has announced a $28.5 million investment in store employee wages.
Effective Friday, the wage increase is part of Sheetz’s goal to continuously offer competitive wages, enabling them to attract and retain top talent. Wages will be increased for the majority of Sheetz’s 18,000 store employees.
“Our employees are the heart and soul of this company,” said Travis Sheetz, president and COO of Sheetz. “Sheetz is committed to investing in our people and attracting and retaining top talent. We know in order to do this, we need to exceed expectations by providing competitive wages, industry-leading benefits, career development opportunities and much more.”
This investment comes on the heels of a $15 million investment in store employee wages in 2016 and a $16.8 million investment in store employee wages in 2019. Consistently named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune and Great Place to Work, Sheetz offers competitive pay and benefits packages to all employees, including medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, college tuition reimbursement, quarterly bonuses, an employee stock ownership plan, vacation time and more. Additionally, Sheetz recently updated the company’s parental leave policy which includes 12 weeks of fully paid time off for new mothers and two weeks of fully paid time off for partners.
As an essential business, Sheetz has been committed to staying open to serve the needs of the community with safety a top priority. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheetz has 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 health care 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 operates stores throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina.
The company has more than 20,000 employees and nearly 1,300 active open positions.