The stories continue coming in regarding the auto industry’s efforts to recruit technicians. This time, it’s CarMax pulling out all the stops, with the used-car retailer undertaking what it describes as the biggest technician and detailer hiring effort in its history.
To help the company increase its production of vehicles for retail to customers to support the company’s continued growth, CarMax announced a nationwide plan to hire more than 850 technicians. CarMax said its highly trained associates will mostly work on reconditioning vehicles and preparing them for sale.
At 17 U.S. CarMax stores, the company will team up with job site Indeed to hold hiring events on Thursday from noon to 7 p.m. CarMax says it will interview candidates and in some cases offer jobs on the spot. The company said job seekers can also apply for positions at email@example.com.
Automotive technicians, painters and detailers, and inventory associates are among the available positions.
CarMax said the following markets have the most available open positions and will host hiring events on Thursday. For more information and to RSVP to the hiring event, interested candidates can view the locations’ websites:
— Mobile, Ala.: Mobile CarMax at 965 East Interstate 65 Service Road South.
— Los Angeles: Palmdale CarMax at 405 Technology Drive, Palmdale, Calif.
— Sacramento, Calif.: Sacramento South CarMax at 8185 E Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento.
— San Francisco: Pleasanton CarMax at 2750 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton, Calif.
— Chicago: Schaumburg CarMax at 250 E Golf Road, Schaumburg, Ill.
— Kansas City, Kan.: Kansas City CarMax at 6801 E Frontage Road, Merriam, Kan.
— New Orleans: – Kenner CarMax at 1601 32nd Street, Kenner, La.
— Boston: Westborough CarMax at 170 Turnpike Road, Westborough, Mass.
— Baltimore/Washington, DC: Laurel CarMax at 8800 Freestate Drive, Laurel, Maryland.
— Wilmington, N.C.: Wilmington CarMax at 6030 Market Street, Wilmington, N.C.
— Rochester, N.Y. – Rochester CarMax at 3600 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester, N.Y.
— Portland, Ore. –Clackamas CarMax at 13750 SE Johnson Road, Milwaukie, Ore.
— Columbus, Ohio – Sawmill CarMax at 2700 Farmers Drive, Columbus.
— Philadelphia – Lancaster CarMax at 1457 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, Pa. and Newark CarMax at 2070 Stafford Way, Newark, Del.
— Dallas/Fort Worth – Garland CarMax at 12715 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway, Garland, Texas.
— Kenosha, Wisc. – Kenosha CarMax at 8200 120th Ave., Kenosha.
CarMax is a partner of TechForce Foundation, a national non-profit focused on supporting aspiring transportation technicians.
“We applaud CarMax’s commitment to long-term careers in the transportation trades,” TechForce chief executive officer Jennifer Maher said in a news release. “CarMax’s training and educational reimbursement programs, as well as their support of the TechForce mission, show how much they value their technicians. Their ranking among the Best Companies to Work For is clearly well deserved.”
“Our technicians have the opportunity to continuously increase their technical expertise by working on a variety of vehicle makes and models,” said CarMax vice president of regional service operations Tyrone Payton. “We have some of the best work environments in the industry: well equipped, climate-controlled facilities with state-of-the-art tools and technologies.”
Payton added, “There is a growing deficit of automotive technicians in this country and we are taking action to be part of the solution. Automotive technicians have fantastic career opportunities and are part of a changing industry where they can work not only on the mechanical parts of the vehicle, but also with the technology systems that are advancing every day.”