Wawa ramps up seasonal hiring efforts at the Jersey Shore

Kimberly Redmond//March 1, 2023

Wawa ramps up seasonal hiring efforts at the Jersey Shore

Kimberly Redmond//March 1, 2023

In preparation for a busy summer season, Wawa is kicking off a hiring effort to fill 1,500 jobs at 60 of its stores in coastal communities from the Jersey Shore down to Virginia Beach.

In a Feb. 27 press release, the Pennsylvania-headquartered convenience store chain announced the start of its annual recruiting campaign, saying it is looking for part- and full-time employees to “spend the Summer with Wawa.”

Within New Jersey, Wawa said there are openings at the following locations:
  • Sea Isle City – 3800 Landis Ave.
  • Stone Harbor 9404 3rd Ave.
  • Avalon – 2701 Ocean Drive
  • Somers Point – 502 Shore Road
  • Barnegat – 550 N. Main St.
  • Cape May 1426-28 Texas Ave.
  • Somers Point 102 New Road
  • Ocean View 2500 N. Route 9
  • Brigantine – 813 W. Brigantine Blvd.
  • Cape May Courthouse 224 S. Main St.
  • Ship Bottom 902 Central Ave.
  • Brigantine – 3932 Brigantine Blvd.
  • Ocean City 1250 West Ave.
  • Wildwood – 418 W. Rio Grande Ave.
  • Manahawkin – 1400 Route 72
  • Ventnor – 5212 Ventnor Ave.
  • Marmora – 30 Shore Road
  • Ocean City 110 34th St.
  • Clarksburg – 548 Monmouth Road
  • Manasquan – 2432 Highway 35
  • Manahawkin – 470 N. Main St.
  • Rio Grande 3601 Route 9 S.
  • Normandy Beach 3485 Route 35 N.
  • Margate – 9300 Ventnor Ave.
  • Toms River 2302 Route 37 E.
  • Villas – 1515 Bayshore Road
  • Wildwood – 3200 New Jersey Ave.
  • Galloway – 719 5th Ave.
  • Long Beach Township – 13115 Long Beach Blvd.
  • Cape May – 3719 Bayshore Road
  • Manahawkin – 320 Route 72 E.
  • Toms River – 179 Route 37 E.
  • Middletown – 75 Appleton Ave.
  • Barnegat – 845 W. Bay Ave.
  • North Wildwood – 330 W. Spruce Ave.
  • Somers Point – 16 MacArthur Blvd.
  • Neptune – 1344 Corlies Ave.

In addition to competitive salaries – which include a starting wage for hourly associates of $15 per hour – employees receive one free Wawa Shorti Hoagie per shift, as well as other discounts, the chain said.

After meeting eligibility requirements, workers receive a comprehensive package of financial and personal benefits, including health and wellness, tuition reimbursement and an annual 401(k) match, the company said.

With 24/7 operations, Wawa touted its ability to offer schedules that match employee availability, along with an ongoing recognition program and engagement events that celebrate teamwork.

Additionally, Wawa said it is looking to keep new workers on after the summer ends, providing options for long-lasting careers in a growing company.

“Summertime is an exciting time at Wawa stores. We are looking for associates who want to be part of a company known for great food and customer service, and also one with a special culture and commitment to making days a little bit brighter,” said Marc Maiolino, director of store operations. “Anyone who visits Wawa knows that it’s our amazing associates who create a wonderful, positive environment every day that truly makes Wawa special to our customers and communities.”

Wawa also shares ownership through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) at no cost with employees who are age 18 or older and work 1,000 hours in a year. Currently, the company is almost 38% owned by associates through the program, making it one of the largest ESOPs in the U.S.

Interested candidates can apply online or contact their local Wawa store.

Wawa employs 40,000-plus workers across its footprint of nearly 1,000 c-stores throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Florida and Washington, D.C.