As the convenience retailer Wawa continues to expand its presence in the Sunshine State, it is also looking to increase its number of employees. Wawa recently announced a hiring campaign to add 1,000 new associates across Florida over the next three months. The convenience store chain is actively seeking potential sites for new stores in Pensacola, Panama City and Tallahassee, Florida, as well as Mobile, Alabama. Wawa plans to expand its retail presence in the Florida Panhandle region and adjacent markets in South Alabama in the coming years. The company currently employs nearly 10,000 associates across the Sunshine State and plans to open its 250th store in Florida later this year.
Wawa is also hosting contracting events as it prepares to open its first convenience stores in Miami. The retailer began construction of three Miami stores in October and expects to operate a total of 50 stores in South Florida in the coming years. Wawa recently opened two new stores in Brevard County, one in Cocoa and one in Melbourne. The company also opened its largest store to date, located in Philadelphia's historic Independence Mall, on the corner of 6th Street and Chestnut Street, in December and began a larger hiring campaign to fill more than 4,000 positions in the next three months. The convenience retailer is not neglecting its home state either. Wawa recently announced plans to open up to 40 new stores in Pensacola, Panama City and Tallahassee (along with Mobile, Alabama) and the first stores are expected to open in 2024. The company stated that the new positions, which are full-time and part-time, are the result of seasonal and store growth in Wawa's Florida operations. As Wawa continues to open new locations across the Sunshine State and is looking to hire more than 2,000 new employees at the start of the new year, it is clear that Florida is about to become a major hub for this beloved convenience store chain.
With its expansion into Pensacola, Panama City and Tallahassee (along with Mobile, Alabama), Wawa is sure to become a staple of life for many Floridians.