AutoNation has noticed the intense shortage of vehicle service technicians.
The company knows that as vehicle technology advances at a rapid pace, automotive service techs have the opportunity for a strong career path.
With all that in mind, AutoNation announced company plans to recruit and hire more than 500 service technicians to fill positions at its service and collision centers.
“This is a great opportunity for tech school grads, men, women, veterans, those just out of the military and anyone who is willing to invest in the training in order to make a career change,” AutoNation Executive Vice President of Customer Care and Brand Extensions Scott Arnold said in a news release. “We continue to be a leader and the employer of choice with what we can offer.”
With the hiring move, AutoNation is keeping up with an industry-wide trend in the area of working to attract technicians. Auto Remarketing recently reported on a partnership between Hireology and automotive marketing services provider Maritz. The companies announced in April they were working on a project to help dealers identify top job candidates, speed the hiring process and manage onboarding through areas such as training, communications, incentives and recognition.
As another example, an Auto Care Association program with the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence recognizes technicians with the 2019 World Class Technician award, which is an appreciation of technicians who have achieved ASE certification in 22 specialty areas during the 2018 certification test administration.
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