Sheetz Announces $2 Hourly Wage Increase

The chain will also invest $12 million in a summer stimulus program for its employees.

May 12, 2021

Sheetz C-Store

ALTOONA, Pa.—This week, Sheetz said it will bump the hourly wages for all 18,000 of its c-store workers by $2, effective May 21. This permanent increase equates to a $50 million annual investment and comes on the heels of the company’s $28.5 million investment in store employee wages announced in February.

In addition, Sheetz will also invest $12 million in a summer stimulus program to provide store employees an additional $1 per hour wage increase from May 21 to September 23, 2021.

“To attract and retain top talent, we know we need to continue to invest in our employees,” said Travis Sheetz, president and COO of Sheetz, in a press release. “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.”

Recently named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune and a Great Place to Work for the seventh time, Sheetz has more than 2,000 open positions for which it is actively seeking employees.

Other convenience retailers are upping their hourly wages, including Rutter’s, which raised its starting wage to $14 per hour. Some chains are offering other incentives, like Wawa’s $500 hiring bonus.

In particular, foodservice operators across the board are struggling to fill open positions. Some retailers are turning to virtual hiring events to find employees. For more about hiring in today’s tight labor market, read “How to Get People Back to Work” with insights from Lyle Beckwith, NACS senior vice president of government relations.

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