Pilot Co. plans to hire more than 10,000 employees across its network in the U.S. and Canada ahead of the summer season, the travel center giant announced Thursday.
The retailer has positions at its Pilot and Flying J travel centers, One9 Fuel Network locations and on-site restaurants in the U.S. and Canada, according to the announcement. Both full- and part-time jobs are available, including travel center and restaurant leadership roles, hourly retail and foodservice workers and commercial drivers.
Pilot specifically noted its openings in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Texas and Virginia.
The company’s latest hiring initiative comes it also launches a new employee engagement tool, Fueling Recognition that allows managers to reward team members with in-app points. Those associates can redeem their points on various items, such as restaurant gift cards, electronics, company merchandise and concert tickets.
Pilot prioritizes supporting its associates in their career growth, which has become “one of the most important and effective ways” the company retains employees, Jamie Landis, vice president of team member experience for the retailer, said in a previous interview.
Pilot offers a variety of opportunities, including its General Managers Leadership Development class and a rotational development program. Both feature hands-on training, e-learning, self-study and classroom work. Other benefits for the retailer’s full- and part-time employees include weekly pay, a 15-cent-per-gallon fuel discount, $10 in meal and beverage credit each shift, healthcare, paid parental leave, tuition assistance and more.
With summer approaching, companies are pushing hard to find new workers. Besides Pilot, major retailers such as 7-Eleven, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Wawa and Sheetz have launched hiring initiatives recently.
Knoxville, Tennessee-based Pilot operates more than 750 c-stores and travel centers in 44 U.S. states. The company is the largest travel-center chain in the country by location count.