US convenience store chain Sheetz is to invest more than $15 million this year to increase its employees’ pay.
The organisation is making the investment in staff wages as part of its commitment to establish Sheetz as a great place to work and to offer a competitive compensation package for its 17,000 employees.
Sheetz has confirmed that the money will be invested without cutting back on hours for full-time employees.
Stephanie Doliveira, vice president of human resources at Sheetz, said: “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.”