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Wawa to Launch Annual Hiring Campaign,áFilling More Than 1,000 New Jobs Across Florida in Three Months

01/07/2019 | 02:16pm EDT

WAWA, Pa., Jan. 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wawa, Inc. today announced plans to launch a hiring campaign with the goal of hiring up to 1,000 new associates across Florida during the next three months, with all of Wawa’s 160 stores in Florida looking to add new talent. The hiring campaign will span the first quarter of 2019 and focuses on filling customer-service positions. It is part of Wawa’s overall commitment to provide job opportunities that can lead to fulfilling careers for community members in the areas Wawa serves in the Sunshine State.

“At Wawa, part of commitment to fulfilling lives means adding jobs for new associates, while also providing advancement opportunities for the almost 6,000 Wawa associates who are part of our Wawa family in Florida. That’s why we’re thrilled to kick-off this hiring campaign and add a number of new members to our growing Wawa Family,” said Elizabeth Moore, Manager of Talent Acquisition & Diversity at Wawa. “As we look to fill these positions with people who have a strong passion for serving others, we’re looking for individuals who want to join our team for Florida’s busy tourist season as well those who might be interested in the start of a fulfilling career at Wawa.”

January 16 – Select Stores to Host Open House Hiring Events
While every store will have job opportunities available, some will host open house events on Jan. 16 from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. See attached list of stores in each market to learn where interested candidates may attend. The action-packed events will feature information about job openings – candidates are encouraged to apply online at www.wawa.com before attending the open house event. Candidates will get the chance to meet the team and learn more about fulfilling opportunities! As part of the events, potential associates who have applied online can receive a brief first interview, learn more about Wawa’s unique culture, explore career opportunities, and discover the important role Wawa associates play in their communities.

Stores hosting the Open House events will have signs announcing participation, but please visit this LINK for a full listing of open houses by market. Individuals interested in career opportunities at Wawa are encouraged to apply online prior to attending an Open House event.

Wawa associates hired in these full and part-time positions enjoy competitive salaries and health benefits, as well as flexible schedules and tuition reimbursement opportunities. In addition, through Wawa’s employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), associates share directly in the growth of Wawa. Today Wawa is 41% owned by associates through the ESOP. Nearly half the ESOP is owned by store level associates and store management. With more than 13,000 participants, Wawa’s ESOP ranks as one of the top10 largest ESOPs in the country. Wawa continues to expand throughout Florida with plans to open 25-30 new stores each year for the next several years. In 2019, Wawa will launch in the new markets of Ocala and Miami-Dade. To apply for an open position, visit www.wawa.com.

About Wawa’s Career Opportunities
Wawa is always looking to provide fulfilling employment opportunities for both management and non-management associates. A career with Wawa includes significant advancement and growth opportunities, with 60% of all management in the company rising from customer service associate positions. Wawa offers a meaningful chance to be part of a team that exists to go beyond filling orders, to fulfill the lives of customers and communities every day. With extremely competitive compensation and benefits as well as continuing education opportunities and ongoing opportunities for associate recognition and fun, Wawa is proud to be a place that more than 30,000 associates call home. In 2016 and 2017, Wawa was recognized in Forbes as one of America’s Best Large Employers, a survey-based ranking of employers offering the best associate experiences and strongest opportunities.

About Wawa
Wawa, Inc., a privately held company, began in 1803 as an iron foundry in New Jersey. Toward the end of the 19th Century, owner George Wood took an interest in dairy farming and the family began a small processing plant in Wawa, PA in 1902. The milk business was a huge success, due to its quality, cleanliness and “certified” process. As home delivery of milk declined in the early 1960’s, Grahame Wood, George’s grandson, opened the first Wawa Food Market in 1964 as an outlet for its dairy products. Today, Wawa is your all day, every day stop for freshly prepared foods, beverages, coffee, fuel services, and surcharge-free ATMs. A chain of more than 830 convenience retail stores (over 600 offering gasoline), Wawa stores are located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and DC. Wawa stores offer a large fresh food service selection, including Wawa brands such as custom prepared hoagies, freshly-brewed coffee, hot breakfast sandwiches, specialty beverages, and an assortment of soups, sides and snacks. In 2018, Wawa ranked #1 in the sandwich category of a Market Force study, making history as the first convenience to earn that honor. In 2017, Wawa was the recipient of a Silver Plate Award in the category of Retail & Specialty Foodservice by the International Foodservice Manufacturers’ Association during their 63rd Annual Award Event. Wawa was also designated as a 2017 Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. In 2016 and 2017, Wawa was recognized in Forbes as one of America’s Best Large Employers, a survey-based ranking of employers offering the best associate experiences and strongest opportunities.

CONTACT:  public.relations@wawa.com

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ę GlobeNewswire 2019
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