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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Wawa Inc. is embarking on a major hiring push as it prepares to launch in Southeast Florida. In all, the retailer is looking to fill 400 new jobs in the area.
The convenience retailer is in the final stages of opening its first wave of stores in the region, which are slated to welcome customers during the first half of this year. As part of the preparation, Wawa's store operations team has started accepting applications for jobs at those stores it will open in Palm Beach County and Broward County, and will begin interviews and hiring this month.
According to the retailer, its talent acquisition team has begun hiring for customer service supervisors in both counties in anticipation of future store openings throughout the year. Wawa is also looking to hire night supervisors and customer service associates.
Wawa will host a hiring fair from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Jan. 18 at the Courtyard in West Palm Beach.
"We are thrilled to start writing the next chapter of Wawa's expansion story here in South Florida and the most exciting part of that story begins when we start to add new associates to our rapidly growing Wawa family," said Denise Dimillio, Wawa area manager. "Our team is looking forward to being able to provide more than 400 new job opportunities to enthusiastic associates in Southeast Florida throughout 2017, and continuing to see that number increase as we grow our stores and open more locations in our communities for years to come."
Some of the benefits to eligible Wawa associates (including dependent and spousal/domestic partners) include:
- Employee Stock Ownership Plan
- Wawa Inc. 401(k) plan
- Medical, dental & vision plans
- Basic life & accidental death & dismemberment insurance
- Management 40-hour work weeks
- Flexible Spending Accounts (health care & dependent care)
- Wellness reimbursement, programs & screenings
- Paid personal time off
- Educational Assistance Plan
Wawa plans to open 25 to 30 stores every year throughout Florida for the next several years. During 2017, Wawa will open new stores in Palm Beach and Broward counties. Each new Wawa store will employ nearly 40 associates, all of which are new positions brought to the area through the development of the stores.
Pennsylvania-based Wawa operates more than 730 convenience stores, with more than 500 offering gas, in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.