Great Place to Work and FORTUNE recognize Old Navy as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Giving Back

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2018-Feb-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored Old Navy as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Giving Back. The ranking considered more than 385,000 employee surveys from companies across the U.S. Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. The ranking also accounted for how women, people of color, Baby Boomers and LGBT individuals experience giving back in the workplace.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized for our efforts around giving back to the community, as it’s embedded in the DNA of our brand,” said Jamie Gersch, Old Navy Chief Marketing Offer. “Through our cause marketing platform, ONward!, we partner with nonprofits to empower the next generation with real-world skills, training, and job opportunities to make a difference in our communities. We’re passionate about taking the next generation to the next level and helping youth blaze a path towards a brighter future. “

For over a decade, Old Navy has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs to help turn learners into leaders, donating $2 million in 2017 alone to support the organization. In 2016, Gap Inc. committed to hiring five percent of all entry-level store employees from graduates of the company’s This Way Ahead paid store internship program by 2025, and Old Navy announced plans last year to expand the employment program to Boys & Girls Club youth. Learn more at OldNavy.com/ONward.

“Giving back to the communities where we live and work has always been a fundamental part of who we are as a company. In fact, we hear time and time again that volunteering is one of the reasons so many people come to Gap Inc. and why they stay. We’re proud of our employees, who so generously lend their time, creativity, and talents to our communities,” said David Hayer, president of Gap Foundation and SVP of Global Sustainability at Gap Inc.

The Best Workplaces for Giving Back stand out for their consistent leadership and generosity in giving at the individual and organization level. 

The Best Workplaces for Giving Back is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Old Navy was also ranked as a Best Workplace for Retail and Diversity by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

Want to know what it’s like to work for Old Navy? Learn more about careers at Old Navy on LinkedIn and the Old Navy Careers Blog, and visit the Old Navy YouTube channel.

About Old Navy

Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that makes current American essentials accessible to every family. Originated in 1994, the brand celebrates the democracy of style through on-trend, playfully optimistic, affordable and high quality product. A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Old Navy brings a fun, energizing shopping environment to its customers in more than 1,000 stores around the world. For more information, please visit www.oldnavy.com.

About the Best Workplaces for Giving Back

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 385,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and Instagram

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SOURCE: Gap Inc.

CBRE named a 2017 Best Workplace for Diversity in the United States by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work®

LOS ANGELES, CA, 2017-Dec-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) today announced that it was named a 2017 Best Workplace for Diversity in the United States by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work®.

“We are honored to be named a FORTUNE Best Workplaces for Diversity,” said Bobby Griffin, CBRE’s Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for the Americas. “This award highlights the work CBRE is doing to continue to fulfill our mission of providing a work environment that attracts, develops and celebrates the professional success of every individual.”

FORTUNE and Great Place to Work considered more than 440,000 employee surveys from organizations in a wide range of industries across the U.S.

Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included professional development, behaviors linked to innovation, leadership confidence and consistent treatment among employees of different backgrounds.

More information on CBRE’s diversity and inclusion efforts can be found here. Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com

About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2016 revenue). The company has more than 75,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate investors and occupiers through approximately 450 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.SOURCE: CBREMedia Contacts

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Build-A-Bear Workshop among the Best Workplaces for Diversity according to Great Place to Work and FORTUNE

ST. LOUIS, 2017-Dec-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the third consecutive year, Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. (NYSE: BBW)—an interactive destination where Guests can make customized furry friends­—is one of the Best Workplaces for Diversity, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

Build-A-Bear Workshop ranked No. 37 on the 2017 list, which is based on more than 440,000 employee surveys from organizations in a wide range of industries across the U.S., taking into account more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These include professional development, behaviors linked to innovation, leadership confidence and consistent treatment among employees of different backgrounds. The ranking also accounts for the share of women, people of color, Baby Boomers and LGBT individuals in the workplace.

“We are incredibly grateful to have so many talented associates from different backgrounds contributing to our success and continuing to make Build-A-Bear Workshop a fun, fulfilling place to work,” said Sharon Price John, president and chief executive officer, Build-A-Bear Workshop. “We value the unique expertise and perspective each of our team members brings in helping us add a little more heart to life.”

The Best Workplaces for Diversity stand out for their consistent leadership and the meaningful ways that all employees contribute to their organizations. Tenure for women and people of color was higher at the leading employers than at their peers. In several business sectors, the winning organizations also reported turnover two to three times lower than industry averages.

“The Best Workplaces for Diversity have achieved something beyond basic fairness. They find ways to connect with each and every employee, listening to their challenges and building on their talents,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.

The Best Workplaces for Diversity is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work®-CertifiedTM organizations. Build-A-Bear Workshop also ranked as a best workplace on the following lists by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE: the 2017 100 Best Companies to Work For® list (for the ninth consecutive year);the 2017 Best Workplaces for Women list (for the third consecutive year); the 2017 Best Workplaces in Retail list (for the fourth consecutive year); and the 2017 Best Workplaces for Millennials list (for the third consecutive year).

About Build-A-Bear
Founded in St. Louis in 1997, Build-A-Bear, a global brand kids love and parents trust, seeks to add a little more heart to life. Build-A-Bear Workshop has approximately 400 stores worldwide where Guests can create customizable furry friends, including company-owned stores in the United States, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and China, and franchise stores in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Mexico and the Middle East. The company was named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the ninth year in a row in 2017. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) posted a total revenue of $364.2 million in fiscal 2016. For more information, visit buildabear.com.

About the Best Workplaces for Diversity
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from 442,624 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.

Great Place to Work and FORTUNE named Old Navy one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Dec-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have named Old Navy one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity. The ranking considered more than 440,000 employee surveys from organizations in a wide range of industries across the U.S. Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included professional development, behaviors linked to innovation, leadership confidence and consistent treatment among employees of different backgrounds. The ranking also accounted for the share of women, people of color, Baby Boomers and LGBT individuals in the workplace. Old Navy was also named to the 2017 “Best Workplaces in Retail” list.

“Old Navy’s mission is to democratize style and make great fashion accessible to everyone, and we celebrate a workplace that’s just as diverse as our customers,” said Sheila Peters, Senior Vice President, Old Navy Human Resources and Communications. “Our employees are what make us unique, and it’s important that they feel respected and empowered at work, every day.”

“At Gap Inc., we strive to create a workplace culture that embraces diversity and inclusion and treats every individual with dignity and respect. By upholding these values, we are able to attract and retain talented people, deliver the best products and experiences to our customers and support positive change across business and society,” said Kisha Modica, Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Gap, Inc.

The Best Workplaces for Diversity stand out for their consistent leadership and the meaningful ways that all employees contribute to their organizations. Tenure for women and people of color was higher at the leading employers than at their peers. In several business sectors, the winning organizations also reported turnover two to three times lower than industry averages.

“The Best Workplaces for Diversity have achieved something beyond basic fairness. They find ways to connect with each and every employee, listening to their challenges and building on their talents,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.

The Best Workplaces for Diversity is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Old Navy also was ranked as a Best Workplace for Retail by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

Learn more about careers at Old Navy on LinkedIn and the Old Navy Careers Blog.

About Old Navy

Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that makes current American essentials accessible to every family. Originated in 1994, the brand celebrates the democracy of style through on-trend, playfully optimistic, affordable and high quality product. A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Old Navy brings a fun, energizing shopping environment to its customers in more than 1,000 stores around the world. For more information, please visit www.oldnavy.com.

About the Best Workplaces for Diversity

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from 442,624 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and Instagram.

MEDIA CONTACT:
press@gap.com

SOURCE: Gap Inc.

Old Navy® named one of the Best Workplaces in Retail by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Old Navy® is proud to announce it has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Retail by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE.

The ranking considered survey responses from 38,000 employees in the sector, taking into account more than 50 factors that shape their experience at work. Old Navy claimed the No. 13 spot on the list.

“Fun, fashion, family and value are at the heart of our brand – it’s what inspires our products and most importantly, our people every day,” said Sonia Syngal, President & CEO, Old Navy. “We are as focused on building an engaging employee culture as we are committed to making quality fashion accessible to everyone. Radical transparency about our path forward, growing great careers, and having fun along the way, are critical to achieving the growth Old Navy is capable of.”

The Best Workplaces in Retail inspire loyalty in shoppers and employees alike. At the winning companies, 90 percent of co-workers said customers would rate their service as excellent. Nine in ten also said they’re proud to tell others where they work, building valuable word of mouth.

“It’s exciting to have Old Navy recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Retail,” said Brent Hyder, EVP, Global Talent and Sustainability for Gap Inc. “Old Navy is a place that truly embodies everything that the brand stands for and we are looking to harness the best practices at Old Navy across all of our brands at Gap Inc.”

The Best Workplaces in Retail is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Old Navy also was ranked as a Best Workplace for Diversity by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

Want to know what it’s like to work for Old Navy? Learn more about careers at Old Navy on LinkedIn and the Old Navy Careers Blog, and visit the Old Navy YouTube channel.

About Old Navy

Old Navy is a global apparel and accessories brand that makes current American essentials accessible to every family. Originated in 1994, the brand celebrates the democracy of style through on-trend, playfully optimistic, affordable and high-quality product. A division of San Francisco-based Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Old Navy brings a fun, energizing shopping environment to its customers in more than 1,000 stores around the world. For more information, please visit www.oldnavy.com.

About the Best Workplaces in Retail

Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 38,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance. Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

MEDIA CONTACT:
press@gap.com

SOURCE: Gap Inc.

Wegmans again tops the Best Workplaces in Retail ranking by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine

ROCHESTER, NY, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans is proud to announce, once again, it has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Retail by research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and FORTUNE magazine, ranking #1 for the second straight year.

The ranking considered survey responses from 38,000 employees in the retail sector, taking into account more than 50 factors that shape their experience at work.

“Thanks to their commitment to provide a fulfilling career experience, the Best Workplaces earn the trust and dedication of retail employees who serve as critical ambassadors for their brands,” said Chinwe Onyeagoro, president of Great Place to Work.

President & CEO Colleen Wegman says, “Our people demonstrate our values with every action they take. They help one another, help our customers, and they make Wegmans a happy place to work and shop. I couldn’t be more proud.”

The Best Workplaces in Retail is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations.

About Wegmans
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 95-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 20 consecutive years, ranking #2 in 2017.

About the Best Workplaces in Retail
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 38,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

Learn more at Greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Press Contact:
Jo Natale
Vice President of Media Relations
585-429-3627

Source: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Wegmans ranked #7 on the 2017 list of the ‘Best Workplaces for Women’ by FORTUNE and Great Place to Work®

ROCHESTER, NY, 2017-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — FORTUNE and Great Place to Work® have ranked Wegmans #7 on the 2017 list of the ‘Best Workplaces for Women.’ Great Place to Work is the organization that conducts research and compiles results for Fortune’s annual ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ list, which has included Wegmans for 20 consecutive years.

The list considered more than 400,000 employee surveys from hundreds of businesses in all sectors of the economy. The ranking gauged women’s assessments of their organizations’ culture, leadership, fairness and other elements essential for a great workplace.

“At Wegmans, we all work together and help one another, like family,” says Colleen Wegman, CEO.  “Being recognized as a great place to work for women is especially meaningful and a proud achievement we can all celebrate.”

The Best Workplaces for Women is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations.

About Wegmans
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 94-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 20 consecutive years, ranking #2 in 2017.

About the Best Workplaces for Women
The ranking was drawn from surveys of more than 400,000 U.S. employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations, assessing them on:

  • Key metrics for a great workplace. Great Place to Work analyzed how women rated their organizations in more than 50 areas, including respect, fairness, management and camaraderie.
  • Gender comparison. The ranking considered women’s survey results compared to their colleagues’ to ensure women had as positive an experience as men. This took into account an index of factors where women often lag their peers, such as access to meaningful work, fair pay and plans for a future with their organizations.
  • Consistent experiences in a diverse group. Great Place to Work also analyzed demographic patterns to ensure companies created great workplaces for all women, regardless of who they are or what jobs they do.

Surveys were conducted anonymously at each organization and women’s results achieved at least a 95 percent confidence level and a 7 percent margin of error or less. Organizations needed to employ at least 50 women to be considered.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, women, diversity, small & medium companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions.

Press Contact:
Jo Natale
Vice President of Media Relations
585-429-3627

Evelyn Carter
Consumer Affairs Manager (Syracuse media only)
315-546-1110

Michele Mehaffy
Consumer Affairs Manager (Buffalo media only)
716-685-8170

Source: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Build-A-Bear Workshop ranked No. 57 on the 2017 Best Workplaces for Millennials list by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

ST. LOUIS, 2017-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the third consecutive year, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW)—an interactive destination for making personalized furry friends­—has been named to the Best Workplaces for Millennials list, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE.

Build-A-Bear Workshop ranked No. 57 out of 100 companies on the 2017 list, which is based on Millennial employees’ perceptions of their managers’ competence, respect and fairness in the workplace, meaningful work and other elements essential for an outstanding workplace. While many companies report high turnover among younger workers, an average of 85 percent of Millennial front-line employees at the Best Workplaces say they want to work at their organizations for a long time.

The Best Companies to Work For is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE based on employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work®-CertifiedTM organizations. Build-A-Bear Workshop also ranked as a best workplace on the following lists by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE: the 2017 100 Best Companies to Work For® list (for the ninth consecutive year); the 2016 Best Workplaces for Women list (for the second consecutive year); the 2016 Best Workplaces in Retail list (for the second consecutive year); the 2016 Best Workplaces for Diversity (for the second consecutive year); the 2016 Best Workplaces for Flexibility list; and the 2015 Best Workplaces for Camaraderie list.

For more information about Build-A-Bear Workshop, visit buildabear.com and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

About Build-A-Bear

Celebrating 20 years of business in 2017, Build-A-Bear is a global brand kids love and parents trust that seeks to add a little more heart to life. Build-A-Bear Workshop has approximately 400 stores worldwide where Guests can create customizable furry friends, including company-owned stores in the United States, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and China, and franchise stores in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Mexico and the Middle East. The company was named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the ninth year in a row in 2017. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) posted a total revenue of $364.2 million in fiscal 2016. For more information, visit buildabear.com.

About the Best Workplaces for Millennials

Rankings are based on feedback from over 398,000 employees at Great Place to Work– Certified™ organizations. An anonymous Trust Index© survey assessed Millennial employees’ experience of their managers’ competence, respect and fairness in the workplace, meaningful work and other elements essential for an outstanding workplace. Results were compared to colleagues’ responses from other generations. Rankings also take into account the consistency of experience for all Millennials, across various job roles and demographic backgrounds.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

Follow Great Place to Work at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.

Source:  Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.

Sheetz to hold interviews for 3,400 job positions starting May 3rd at all of its locations

ALTOONA, Pa., 2017-May-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (May 1, 2017) Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains for over 65 years, is proud to announce plans to hire more than 3,400 employees companywide. Recently named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For by Fortune and Great Place to Work®, Sheetz will hold open interviews for full-time and part-time positions starting on May 3rd at all of its 550 locations.

The hiring initiative aims to increase Sheetz’s total employee count and number of full-time positions by creating and filling jobs at stores throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. During the open interview, prospective employees can learn about Sheetz’s commitment to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture, community engagement and disrupting the convenience category as we know it.

“We are excited to welcome new employees into the Sheetz family,” said Stephanie Doliveira, VP of Human Resources at Sheetz, Inc. “Our employees are our most valuable asset and we’re deeply committed to investing in our people by providing competitive wages, a wide range of benefits and most importantly, a clear path to growth with the support network to achieve it.”

Sheetz offers competitive pay and benefits packages to employees, including medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, college tuition reimbursement, an employee stock ownership plan, flexible schedules, opportunities for advancement, bonuses, vacation time and more.

Sheetz currently operates 550 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina. Prospective employees should visit https://jobs.sheetz.com to learn more.

About Sheetz Career Opportunities
Sheetz is always looking for great people to help deliver our mission and focus on our vision to put Sheetz as we know it today out of business. We’re proud to be recognized as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, and we’re committed to building a strong relationship with our employees and creating an environment that rewards and empowers. Our goal is to continually exceed our employees’ expectations in the same way we strive to exceed our customer’s’ expectations. Sheetz offers great benefits, pay, vacation and personal days, quarterly bonus potential and tuition reimbursement. Our employees agree that Sheetz offers not just a job, but a chance to get an education, receive professional training and give back to the communities in which they work.

About Sheetz, Inc.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $5.6 billion in revenue and more than 17,500 employees. The company operates 550 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of M•T•O® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Top 12 Best Places to Work for Women and Top 35 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).

SOURCE: Sheetz, Inc.

For further information: Nick Ruffner, nruffner@sheetz.com, 814-941-5183

Build-A-Bear Workshop one of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Women according Great Place to Work® and Fortune

ST. LOUIS, 2016-Sep-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the second consecutive year, Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. (NYSE: BBW) —an interactive destination where guests can make their own personalized furry friends­—is one of the 2016 Best Workplaces for Women, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune.

Build-A-Bear Workshop ranked No. 3 out of 100 companies on the list, which is based on employees’ assessments of communications with management, options for development and training, and support for work/life balance, among other factors. The ranking also takes into account how well-represented women are within the workforce overall and in management and executive positions. Build-A-Bear was selected among hundreds of companies vying for a spot on the list.

Both women and men at Best Workplaces for Women feel their employers provide ample opportunities to grow and advance in their careers, and provide them with the flexibility they want to balance their work and personal lives.

“Cultivating an environment in which all employees can thrive, in both their work and personal lives, is important to us,” said Sharon Price John, chief executive officer, Build-A-Bear Workshop. “As a company founded by a woman and led by talented men and women, we are thrilled to be named a Best Workplace for Women and honored to be among so many incredible companies on the list.”

Build-A-Bear Workshop also ranked as a best workplace on the 2016 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list by Great Place to Work and Fortune for the eighth consecutive year.

The Best Workplaces for Women ranking is part of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and Fortune based upon employee survey feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations.

About Build-A-Bear
Founded in St. Louis in 1997, Build-A-Bear, a global brand kids love and parents trust, seeks to add a little more heart to life. Build-A-Bear Workshop has approximately 400 stores worldwide where guests can create customizable furry friends, including company-owned stores in the United States, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and China, and franchise stores in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Mexico and the Middle East. The company was named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for the eighth year in a row in 2016. Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) posted a total revenue of $377.7 million in fiscal 2015. For more information, visit buildabear.com.

About the Best Workplaces for Women
Published together with our partner Fortune, the 100 Best Workplaces for Women rankings are based entirely upon feedback from more than 137,762 women at Great Place to Work–Certified companies. Women completed our anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, including, for example, their assessment of how fairly they’re treated regardless of gender, the quality and authenticity of communications with managers, and equitable pay and promotion practices. Women’s anonymous responses resulted in a total score for each company, which was compared to the benchmark for organizations of that size, and ranked accordingly.

Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 6% or less. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by being a great place to work for women, and has a workplace where women have high representation in the total employee population and in management positions. The 100 companies with the highest employee ratings and female representation were selected for the list.

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For®” and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.

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Sheetz to invest more than $15 million to raise the wages of store employees

ALTOONA, Pa., 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — To further their commitment to offer employees a great place to work and a competitive total compensation package, Sheetz, one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, will invest more than $15 million to raise the wages of store employees across the company without cutting back on hours for full-time employees.

“While other businesses in the industry might have to cut back on employee hours or new hires as a result of wage increases, Sheetz is working hard to provide full time hours to as many employees as possible, providing them with an opportunity to earn more and secure health benefits,” said Stephanie Doliveira, Vice President of Human Resources at Sheetz. “As a family-owned business, we’re committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best people.  We believe that paying wages at the upper end of the retail scale is necessary to achieve that goal.  In addition to paying competitive wages, we provide our employees with increases based upon tenure, access to health insurance, quarterly bonuses, college tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance and paid time off, among many other benefits, continuing to prove that Sheetz strives to be a great place to work.”

Great Place to Work® and Fortune recently recognized Sheetz as one of the 20 Best Workplaces in Retail based on the quality of the company’s pay and benefits, opportunities for advancement, support for employees’ personal lives, management ethics and day-to-day respect for staff.  Sheetz was ranked #8 on that list.

About Sheetz, Inc.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue and more than 17,000 employees. The company operates over 500 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).

SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.

For further information: Tarah Arnold, 814.941.5183, tarnold@sheetz.com