News

Sheetz plans to spend $15 million to raise wages

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 13, 2016 3:20 AM
Sheetz_Altoona_PA.JPG

Photo by Wikimedia Commons/Jonnyboyca

(Altoona) -- The Altoona-based Sheetz convenience store chain says it will spend $15 million this year to raise its workers' pay across the company.

Sheetz says it won't cut back hours for full-time employees as part of the move.

The starting hourly wage for sales associates will rise to $10 this month, with shift supervisors making $13 and assistant managers $16.

The family-owned chain was established in 1952 in Altoona.

The chain has grown to more than 500 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia, with more than 17,000 employees.

Stephanie Doliveira, vice president of human resources, say the company believes that "paying wages at the upper end of the retail scale'' is necessary to attract and retain the best employees.

Published in News

Tagged under , , , , , , ,

back to top

Post a comment

Give Now

Estate Planning

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

Smart Talk

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »