IRVING, TEXAS – 7-Eleven, Inc. is partnering with the U.S. Army by joining the Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program. The partnership was formalized at a signing ceremony this morning, with Joe DePinto, 7-Eleven CEO and PaYS Marketing Analyst, Crancena Ross, MSP in attendance.

“At 7-Eleven, we understand and value the sacrifices veterans make for our country, and for us all. We’re proud to be a part of this great program that helps those who serve find employment as they transition to civilian life,” said Joe DePinto, 7‑Eleven President and CEO.

The PaYS program is designed to help soldiers prepare for a career after the Army by connecting them with employers who understand the skills, discipline and work ethic that military service members bring to a business. This program is part of a long-term U.S. Army effort to help soldiers forge professional relationships with businesses and encourage business owners to look to the Army as a plentiful and reliable recruiting source. Since PaYS began in 2000, more than 620 employers have partnered with the program, including Coca-Cola, Sony and Amazon.

“We are excited to welcome 7-Eleven into our growing corporate partnership family for our PaYS program,” said PaYS Marketing Analyst, Crancena Ross, MSP. “This relationship will solidify the growing opportunities our soldiers have after military life and reaffirm that they have options and career paths ahead of them.”

In addition to its partnership with the U.S. Army, 7-Eleven is a Military Friendly Employer and supports veterans by offering military incentives and special financing for Franchise opportunities, as well as rewarding civilian careers that complement and build on the skills and experiences already acquired during military service. 7‑Eleven supports numerous local and national veteran initiatives, including the JPMorgan Chase Veteran Jobs Mission and Veterans Advantage.

About 7-Eleven, Inc.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 68,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7-Eleven has expanded into high-quality salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings, cheeseburgers and hot chicken sandwiches. 7-Eleven offers customers industry-leading private brand products under the 7-Select® brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites, at an outstanding value.

Customers also count on 7-Eleven for bill payments, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at, via the 7Rewards® customer loyalty platform on the 7-Eleven mobile app, or on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About PaYS Program
The U.S. Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) program is an enlistment option and recruiting initiative. The Army signs a Memorandum of Agreement with a cross section of private industry, academia, businesses, and state and local public institutes. Qualified future Soldiers and ROTC cadets are given the opportunity to interview with their chosen PaYS partners, which may lead to possible employment after the Army. This unique program provides America’s youth with the unique opportunity to simultaneously serve their country and prepare for their future. Corporations, companies, and public sector agencies that sign the PaYS partnership agreement are incorporated into community-based grassroots programs and are informed motivated Centers of Influence (CIOs). For more information on the U.S. Army PaYS program visit;

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