Family Express Announces $11 / HR Starting Wage
Company News • February 5, 2018
VALPARAISO, INDIANA – Family Express Corp. of Valparaiso is announcing today, that as a consequence of the recent tax package approved by the United States Congress, it is elevating its starting wage to $11 Per Hour. This will complement its impressive Store Manager starting annual compensation of $50,000.
Family Express pre-empted large brick and mortar retailers, such as Wal-Mart, in April of 2015 with an above market starting wage. This latest move is a continuation of that strategy.
Gus Olympidis, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We feel obligated to pass on a significant portion of the tax savings to our Staff. Our Employees are the ones that exemplify the unique brand promise that we extend to our Valued Customers day after day. This Higher starting wage, in combination with our robust Benefits Package, highlights our ongoing Commitment to Maintain our position as an Employer of Choice in the communities that we serve. The tax package is permanent, so instead of a one-time bonus, the pay adjustment will be PERMANENT.” The Family Express benefits package includes Outstanding Health Coverage, 401(k) with Matching, Fitness Services and more.
About Family Express
Family Express was awarded the most prestigious award in the Convenience Store Industry, by being named the 2015 Chain of the Year. In a 2016 independent survey, the Company was ranked at the top among Convenience Store Entities and Customer Service. The Company was founded in Valparaiso in 1975, and it operates stores throughout Northwest and Central Indiana. Family Express is planning ten new stores in the immediate future throughout Indiana. Most of the stores will feature its proprietary Cravin’s To Order restaurants with online ordering and home delivery capabilities.