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Sheetz Among Best Places To Work

February 15, 2019

Family-owned convenience store chain Sheetz was named one of the 2019 Fortune 100 Best Places to Work for in America. It was ranked 85th and was the only convenience store chain on the list. CEO Joe Sheetz said it was the fifth time in six years the chain was named to the list and “that would not be possible without our employees.” Sheetz also announced an increase in starting wages this month. New employees and employees hired within the last six months will earn an additional 50 cents per hour. Starting wages vary by region. Headquartered in Altoona, Sheetz operates more than 585 stores across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland and employs about 19,000 workers. In Pennsylvania, Sheetz employs more than 10,000 people and has more than 1,200 open positions. In 2020, Sheetz is projected to operate more than 600 stores. Other companies that have locations in the region that made the list included Hilton, 1; Wegmans, 3; Edward Jones, 7; T-Mobile, 49; FedEx, 95; and Patagonia, 100. — DENISE ALLABAUGH