Wawa Inc. this year will again hire up to 5,000 new employees as part of its annual hiring campaign.

By Kenneth Hilario, Philadelphia Business Journal

The Media, Delaware County-based convenience store chain on Thursday said it would begin hiring as many as 5,000 workers in the next three months in its 790 stores across six of the states in which it operates.

Some Wawas will have open houses, dubbed Wawa Career Wednesdays, that will take place from March 28 through April 18. There, potential employees will have a brief first interview, learn more about Wawa and explore career opportunities.

Stores hosting the open house events will have signs announcing the dates and times. Interested applicants can apply online prior to attending.

Wawa is expanding in Philadelphia. It recently opened at 1900 Market St.and a 6,196-square-foot store is upcoming at the East Market development. A Wawa is also reportedly coming to Independence Mall.

The company had about 750 stores during the same timeframe in 2017, but it’s now grown to 30,000 employees.

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Neumann Finance Co., an equipment leasing subsidiary of Beneficial Bank that was formed in November with two leading industry veterans, has leased space at 123 S. Broad St. in Philadelphia and has plans to add a more than 200 jobs over the next two to three years.

Neumann looked at 20 different locations and debated between South Jersey or Center City. It eventually signed a 10-year lease on 21,695 square feet on the 17th floor at the South Broad building. It has options to expand and renew. Anne Klein of Newmark Knight Frank represented the company in its search. SSH Real Estate of Philadelphia owns 123 S. Broad.

Neumann, which is in its startup phase, is for now operating out of a small office in Moorestown, N.J., where CEO Daniel Dyer and President George Pelose are building out the company’s executive team.

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