BY THE NUMBERS
The convenience store industry employs 2. 4 million people.
In their respective communities, the average convenience store provides 18 jobs, split about equally between full- and
part-time workers. And across the country, convenience store chains regularly show up on their state “Best Places to Work”
lists. Annually, two convenience store companies (Quik Trip and Sheetz) are often on Fortune’s “Best Companies” list of top
employers—another positive indicator of how convenience stores offer quality jobs.
of adult Americans have
worked at a convenience
store or gas station
Among those whose first job was at a convenience store:
96% say that the experience was valuable
95% say they learned a lot about the professional work environment
Among those who had never worked at a convenience store:
86% say c-stores offer good first jobs
68% say that it’s common for hard-working employees
to become managers or eventually own their own business 11%