Love’s launches tuition-free employee education benefit

Robust career and learning platform fuels growth opportunities for nearly 40,000 employees

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 3, 2024 - Love’s Travel Stops, in partnership with Guild, is developing team members for the jobs they are in today while preparing them for the careers they want down the road. The company is now offering eligible U.S.-based full- and part-time team members access to tuition-free education and skill development through a new learning program called “Fuel Your Growth” through Guild, the leader in opportunity creation for America’s workforce. Love’s is the first travel stop operator to offer a company-funded tuition assistance program through Guild.

“When we make the decision to hire someone, we intend to support them from the day they are hired until they retire,” said Les Thompson, chief human resources officer of Love’s. “By investing in the growth of Love’s talented team, we meet them where they are in their learning and development journey while eliminating prohibitive cost barriers. Guild’s comprehensive and industry leading opportunities align with our culture, and we are proud to continue to lead the way in benefits and career opportunities.”

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“Fuel Your Growth” will be available to team members after approximately 30 days of employment, provided they are in good standing with the company. The Guild Career Opportunity Platform™ will help team members visualize their growth and begin their learning journey by mapping a career path. The available education and skilling programs are designed for working adults and help employees balance work and learning simultaneously.

“A program through Guild aligns with my goals of furthering my education, which is important because it broadens my skill set and fosters creativity and innovation which allows me to contribute fresh ideas and perspectives in my Love’s career,” said Jacquie Stamps, IT portfolio management analyst for Love’s. “Love’s investment in my continued education is a personal commitment to my growth and signifies the company values me not just as an employee but also as an individual.”

Through the Guild platform, team members can complete high school degrees, undergraduate degree programs, participate in bootcamps, obtain certifications and expand how they connect with others through language learning classes. Additional resources are available such as career services, one-on-one coaching support, and much more.


“We’re honored to partner with Love’s to help transform their workforce, address the talent needs of their business, and support their employees on their learning and career journeys,” said Terrence Cummings, chief opportunity officer at Guild. “Love’s stands out as an industry innovator, thinking big about how to harness opportunities and foster mobility within their workforce through a skilling strategy built for all employees.”

To learn more about benefits and career opportunities at Love’s, visit

About Love's

Love’s has been fueling customers' journeys since 1964. Innovation and perseverance continue to lead the way for the family-owned and -operated business headquartered in Oklahoma City with nearly 40,000 team members in North America and Europe. The company's core business is travel stops and convenience stores with 642 locations in 42 states. Love's continues its commitment to offer products and services that provide value for professional drivers, fleets, four-wheel customers, RVers, alternative fuel and wholesale fuel customers. Giving back to communities Love's serves and maintaining an inclusive and diverse workplace are hallmarks of the company's award-winning culture. To find out more about Love's, follow us on social or apply for a job, click here.

About Guild

The Guild Career Opportunity Platform™ enables forward-thinking employers to invest in their employees, unlocking life-changing opportunities for personal and professional growth through education and learning programs, career development, and one-on-one coaching. Guild partners with the nation’s largest employers – including Walmart, Chipotle, Discover, Hilton, Target, The Walt Disney Company, and healthcare systems like Providence Health and UCHealth – to create cultures of opportunity that help them attract and retain top talent and build the workforce of the future. Guild offers a marketplace of curated education and learning programs designed for the success of working adults. Layered onto that is support, guidance, and resources at every step to help ensure the new skills employees are building translate into career pathways that are in demand at their companies – all without paying for tuition or career services on their own. For more information, visit