Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Skilled Workers Needed By Auto Industry

An auto dealership job may put you on the road to a rewarding career-particularly if you're a veteran. Military veterans have the skills and work ethic needed for many careers.

A new study by Harris Interactive estimates there are more than 100,000 career jobs currently available at auto dealerships across the country. The report also found that auto dealers hired more than 15,000 veterans since January 2004.

The study shows that a significant number of opportunities exist in sales, service, administrative/ clerical and management positions. Regions of the U.S. experiencing the greatest employment needs include the South Atlantic with over 25,000 job openings, the Midwest with over 15,000 and the Pacific states with over 15,000 openings.

"The pool of recent military veterans includes technologically savvy, motivated workers whose skills and military training and certifications are easily adaptable to a variety of dealership positions," said Alan Starling, chairman of Auto Retailing Today.