Petro Stopping Centers will be opening a Gary Petro schedule late May, 2013. The new Facility is now under construction at I-80/I-94, Exit 9 3001 Grant St. Gary The city of Gary has partnered with the TravelCenters of America and Petro Stopping Centers to provide much needed job opportunities for Gary residents.
Q. What is Petro Stopping Centers?
A. Petro Stopping Centers® is operated by TravelCenters of America LLC (TravelCenters), headquartered in Westlake, Ohio. Petro is a leading travel center brand. TravelCenters also operates the TA®-branded travel centers. Together, the TA and Petro travel center network spans 41 states with 244 full-service locations. More information on TravelCenters and TA may be found at www.tatravelcenters.com. For more information on Petro Stopping Centers, please visit www.petrotruckstops.com.
Q. What services will the Gary Petro offer?
A. Petro Gary will provide customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, the highly regarded Iron Skillet® full-service restaurant, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut quick-service restaurants, a 24-hour convenience store with a deli, heavy truck maintenance services, RoadSquad Connect™ (24/7/365 emergency truck roadside service), the cleanest restrooms and showers on the highway, Wi-Fi, Verizon wireless phone sales and service, and many other services.
Q. How many jobs will be filled for the new Gary Petro Stopping Centers location?
A. There are a total of 160 open positions to be filled at the new Gary Petro.
Q. How many full time and part time positions are being filled?
A. Approximately 30 percent of the positions — or 48 jobs — will be filled with full-time associates, and 70 percent — 112 jobs — with part-time associates.
Q. What types of jobs will be filled?
A. Positions to be filled include cashiers, deli workers, fuel island attendants and porters (janitorial services) for Petro’s Travel Store and fuel business; mechanics and advisors for the Petro:Lube truck service facility; servers, cooks, cashiers and dishwashers for the Iron Skillet® full-service restaurant; crew members and crew leads for the Taco Bell and Pizza Hut quick-service restaurants; and wireless sales associates for the on-site Verizon kiosk.
Q. How can citizens of Gary and surrounding areas apply for these positions?
A. A series of job fairs will be held for interested applicants to receive additional information and apply for these positions. Applicants should bring a current resume with them to the job fair. Job fairs will be held at the following locations and times:
- Work One Gary, 3522 Village Circle (former Village Shopping Center), Gary, IN 46408
- Monday, April 29, 5 – 8 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 30, 5 – 8 p.m.
- Monday, May 6, 5 – 8 p.m.
- Monday, May 13, 5 – 8 p.m.
- TA Travel Center, 2510 Burr St., Gary, IN 46406
- Tuesday, May 7, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m
Q. What if interested applicants cannot attend one of the job fairs?
Q. What are the wage scales or ranges like?
A. Starting hourly wages for all of the positions are based on experience. More information can be found online at www.indianacareerconnect.com.
Q. What benefits does the company provide their employees?
A. Employees of Petro have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of healthcare benefits, as well as short-term disability, life insurance, and a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Paid holidays and vacation days are also part of the benefit program. The company also offers the opportunity for career advancement, with a strong Manager-in-Training program.
Q. Do you have to be a full-time employee to enjoy these benefits?
A. No, both full- and part-time employees have benefit programs.
Q. What type of culture does the company have?
A. Employees of Petro Stopping Centers are a part of team environment with a culture built on a customer service philosophy that is unmatched within the travel center industry. Employees are empowered to be ‘Daymakers’ — going above and beyond in customer service — to serve customers in the most hospitable and respectful way. Employees have the opportunity to be recognized for exhibiting outstanding service attributes by customers, as well as internally by managers.
Q. Are there opportunities for advancement while working at Petro Stopping Centers?
A. Yes. TravelCenters of America and Petro offer a strong Manager-in-Training program. Nearly three-fourths of Petro location general managers (GMs) and assistant general managers (AGMs) are hired from within.
Q. Is the number of employees on staff at the Gary Petro expected to grow or shrink over time?
A. It is expected that the number of employees would grow as business at the location grows.
Q. What is your minority hiring status?
A. TravelCenters of America and Petro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.