Wawa looking to hire summer workers in South Jersey shore towns

Wawa is looking for workers in South Jersey shore towns.

The job opportunities are part of a summer-hiring push for the convenience store operator, which hopes to add almost 1,000 workers at more than 50 stores in coastal communities in New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware.

Wawa is looking to add employees for a seasonal surge at 15 stores in Cape May County and six in Atlantic County.

It's also seeking help seeking summer help at nine stores in Ocean County and four in Monmouth County, as well as 18 in Delaware and Maryland.

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Jobs would offer a starting wage of $15 per hour, along with benefits that include a free hoagie with each shift and an employee menu with "deeply discounted" food items, according to a statement from Wawa.

Wawa is hiring summer workers for stores in South Jersey shore towns, as well as in coastal communities elsewhere in New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.

The hiring campaign is expected to continue through the summer.

Wawa, which offered $500 bonuses during a labor shortage last year, is providing no incentives this time around, a representative said Tuesday.

Full- and part-time employees can receive financial and personal benefits "after meeting eligibility requirements," the company said. These include health and wellness benefits, tuition reimbursement and an annual 401(k) match.

Long-term employees can participate in an employee stock ownership plan, which currently represents a 40 percent stake in the Pennsylvania-based company.

To apply, visit www.wawa.com/careers or stop at store hiring events.

In Cape May County, Wawa is hiring at two stores each in Cape May, Ocean City and Wildwood, as well as single stores in Avalon, Cape May Courthouse, Sea Isle, Stone Harbor and North Wildwood.

It also is adding workers at stores in Marmora, Ocean View, Rio Grande and Villas.

In Atlantic County, jobs are available at two Wawas in Somers Point, along with stores in Brigantine, Margate, Ventnor and Galloway.

Ocean County locations include stores on Ship Bottom, Long Beach and Normandy Beach, as well as two stores each in Barnegat, Manahawkin and Toms River.

In Monmouth County, Wawa's seeking workers for stores in Clarksburg, Middletown, Manasquan and Neptune.

Wawa operates more than 860 stores, including markets in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C.

Jim Walsh covers public safety, economic development and other beats for the Courier-Post, Burlington County Times and The Daily Journal.

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This article originally appeared on Cherry Hill Courier-Post: Wawa wants to add summer workers at 21 stores in Atlantic, Cape May