BY BUDDY NEVINS
This is what Florida has become?
Gov Rick Scott is scheduled to attend the grand opening of Wawa Stores Florida in Orlando on Wednesday.
Wawa are a chain of convenience stores, a competitor of 7-Eleven. They are new to the state.
Each Wawa store can employ up to 35. About a dozen stores are planned for the Orlando and Tampa area. That’s quite a lot of jobs. I get it.
Any job is okay with me. It’s better than welfare.
Scott needs to realize that he wasn’t elected to build Florida’s future on low wage, low-or-no benefits jobs like those in Wawa Stores.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 18, 2012
CONTACT: GOVERNOR’S PRESS OFFICE
GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WELCOMES FIRST WAWA STORE
Orlando, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott welcomed Wawa convenience stores to Orlando today at the grand opening of their first store in the state of Florida. The store is the first of five stores opening in the greater Orlando area by mid-August, with 100 Florida stores planned during the next five years. These stores represent the company’s first outside of the Mid-Atlantic states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.
“Florida is proud Wawa has chosen to expand their company here in our great state,” Governor Scott said. “Today’s grand opening is evidence that more companies want to grow and expand here in Florida because of all we are doing to make our state the best place for business.”
Wawa also plans to open stores in Tampa in 2013. The new stores will each provide 35 full-time and part-time jobs, meaning the 100 planned stores will bring about 3,500 jobs to Floridians during the next five years.
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