Murphy USA Inc. of El Dorado said Tuesday that it aims to fill 3,000 full- and part-time positions at 1,650 stores across the country.
The publicly traded (NYSE: MUSA) gas station and convenience store chain said it will offer a $500 bonus at select stores for employees hired by May 31. The bonus will be paid to those who remain employed through Sept. 10.
Other new hires at select locations will be offered an extra $2 per hour on top of their regular hourly rate from May 8 through Sept. 10, the company said.
"It is an exciting time to join the company as we continue to grow and enhance our culture through our ongoing employee value proposition efforts," said Terry Hatten, Murphy USA's senior vice president of human resources. "At Murphy USA, we understand that what sets us apart is our team members. This mindset fuels our continued commitment to taking care of and developing our people."
The company, which operates gas stations across the country, many at Walmart and Sam's Club stores, is getting bigger, having purchased QuickChek Corp., a 50-year-old family-owned chain of 157 stores in central and northern New Jersey and the New York metro. Murphy USA bought the company in December for $645 million in cash, giving it a foothold in the Northeast.
Last month, Murphy USA reported first-quarter net income of $55.3 million, down 38% from the same quarter last year, but earnings per share beat Wall Street expectations. Revenue was $3.54 billion, up 11% from the same quarter last year and ahead of analysts expectations of $3.45 billion.