UPDATE(April 20, 2020, 6:17 p.m.)
ALTOONA, Pa. – On Thursday, Sheetz officials announced that the company is extending its extra compensation for its store employees until June 4, 2020. In March, Sheetz announced that it would pay an additional $3 per hour to its store employees until April 23, 2020. As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, Sheetz has made the decision to extend the pay increase to showcase its gratitude to its employees.
“This extension is to express our continued gratitude for our hard working employees,” said Travis Sheetz, President and COO of Sheetz, Inc. “We are so proud of the way they have pulled together to serve the community during this unprecedented time.”
As an essential business, Sheetz is committed to staying open to serve the needs of the communities it calls home, company officials said. Sheetz is grateful for the dedication and commitment of its employees, who work 24/7/365, providing total customer focus, especially during these challenging times. The health and well-being of its team members, customers and the communities remains a top priority as the situation around COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of all Americans, the company stated in a news release.
ORIGINAL STORY(March 25, 2020 12:52 p.m.)
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The major restaurant and convenience chain, Sheetz, announced on Wednesday that they will provide extra compensation for its employees.
From March 13 to April 23, Sheetz will pay its store employees an additional $3 per hour to support its frontline employees who are working through the COVID-19 crisis. President and COO of Sheetz, Travis Sheetz, explained that this is the least that the company can do, to support its workers.
“Our employees are the heart and soul of Sheetz and their commitment to serve our customers and communities as an essential business during this critical time has been nothing short of extraordinary,” said Sheetz. “This special compensation is just one way to express our gratitude during this difficult time.”
Sheetz explained that the company is also still hiring store employees at the company focuses on its response to increased consumer demand. Full-time and part-time positions are available in both daytime and evening shifts.
Officials explained that the and well-being of its team members, customers and the communities remains a top priority as the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve.
Sheetz has implemented multiple safeguards in stores. Such as suspending self-serve coffee, self-serve fountain beverages, fresh brewed tea, frozen drinks and F’Real milkshakes as well as self-serve bakery items.
Sheetz has also implemented enhanced routine daily cleaning procedures with a focus on high touch surface areas such as gas pumps, order points, counter tops, checkout lines and door handles as well as reinforcing and re-training all employees on proper hand washing and hygiene.
Those who would like to minimize interaction, Sheetz’s full menu is available to order and pay on the Sheetz website and through its app.