OKLAHOMA CITY — Love's Travel Stops has designated March 31 as "national hiring day," during which it hopes to hire 2,000 workers, including truck and tire maintenance specialists to work at its Speedco and Love's Truck Care locations.
The action coincides with the steady growth of the Speedco and Love's Truck Care businesses, which number over 400, with dozens more expected to open this year.
Among the skilled positions Love's hopes to fill are diesel technicians, service advisers, tire technicians and diesel technician apprentices.
The March 31 employment drive will take place in-person from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time) at over 500 Love's Travel Stops, Love's Truck Care and Speedco locations across the country.
"Love's is a great place to build a career as we pride ourselves on growing the skills of those we hire, promoting from within and offering a robust benefits package, of which our greatest benefit is opportunity," Roger Ahuja, executive vice president of operations for Love's, said.
"Our team is our No. 1 asset and is crucial to ensuring our operations run smoothly for our customers, so this is an important event for us. We're excited to welcome many new team members to the company, many who will go on to become leaders."
Candidates can visit loves.com/nationalhiringday for more information and to register for the event. Qualified candidates can be offered jobs on the spot contingent upon pre-screening requirements.
Love's diesel technician apprenticeship program — valued at $12,000 — allows apprentices to earn a competitive wage while working toward the designation of a diesel technician. Upon successful completion of the apprentice program, apprentices will receive a tool kit valued at $3,500, which is theirs to keep after one year of employment as a diesel technician. Newly hired diesel technicians can make $22 to $27 an hour, Love's said.