Staffing shortages force several Wawa stores to temporarily close; chain offers incentives for vaccine

Staffing shortages have forced several Wawa stores to temporarily close or reduce their hours, as it's trying to hire thousands of new employees with the summer season right around the corner.

News 12 Staff

May 7, 2021, 10:34 AM

Updated 1,119 days ago

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Staffing shortages have forced several Wawa stores to temporarily close or reduce their hours, as it's trying to hire thousands of new employees with the summer season right around the corner.
The chain is looking to hire 5,000 new workers at stores in New Jersey, four other states and Washington, D.C.
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Wawa is also offering a $300 bonus for new hires and for employees who get a coronavirus vaccine by June 18. People hired between March 29 and June 15 for some positions are also eligible for an additional $500 bonus after 90 days on the job.
Wawa didn't disclose how many or which stores were affected.


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