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Sheetz will pay employees extra $3 an hour during pandemic

By DEB KINER

dkiner@pennlive.com

ALTOONA — Sheetz announced Wednesday it will pay employees an extra $3 an hour because they are working through the coronavirus pandemic.

The increase is effective through April 23, according a statement from the company.

“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 Travis Sheetz, President & COO of Sheetz, Inc. “This special compensation is just one way to express our gratitude during this difficult time.”

Sheetz also is looking to hire more part-time and full-time employees.

Sheetz previously suspended self-serve coffee and other beverages and baked goods because of the spread of coronavirus.

The company said it also has “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. Additionally, to follow social distancing recommendations, Sheetz’s full menu is available to order and pay on the Sheetz website and through its app 24/7.”

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