CarMax is about to go on a hiring spree in Georgia.
For its new customer experience center opening in Peachtree Corners this summer, the used-car retailer plans to hire customer experience consultants, assistants and managers to work at the location and will also hire for approximately 200 customer service positions over the next 12 months at its CarMax Auto Finance headquarters in Kennesaw, Ga.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp made the announcement of the Peachtree Corners jobs, noting that it was exciting to see CarMax “create more jobs for hardworking Georgians.”
“This investment will ensure greater opportunities for metro-Atlanta's talented and diverse workforce, while providing an innovative service to car buyers across the state and surrounding region,” Kemp stated in a news release.
CarMax notes that it currently employs approximately 2,000 Georgians and that it has had a presence in Atlanta for more than 20 years.
In December, CarMax announced it was rolling out a new customer-driven buying “experience” in Atlanta that the company plans to “scale nationwide.” Through that service, CarMax said customers can buy a car on their terms, either completely from home, in-store, or a combination of both.
Over the phone or online, employees at the new Peachtree Corners center will help customers find a vehicle and secure financing. The representatives will continue to work with customers until they are ready to pick up their vehicle onsite or receive it at their home.
Addressing its search for qualified employees, CarMax notes that it is looking for “driven, customer-focused individuals with strong communications and sales skills to work in the new Atlanta Customer Experience Center.” CarMax does not require previous automotive experience for the positions, and the company also notes that it seeks Spanish bilingual candidates for approximately a third of the open jobs.
Interested candidates can apply at jobs.carmax.com.
“Atlanta is one of our oldest and most important markets, and we’ve found a strong and diverse talent pipeline in the area,” CarMax chief human resources officer Diane Cafritz stated in a news release.
Gwinnett County, Ga. commission chair Charlotte Nash added, “Gwinnett’s talented workforce and strategic location create the ideal environment for pioneering companies like CarMax to succeed.”