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Careers in the Automotive Industry Are Growing
GNYADA and its dealer members make education and training a top priority. The Association opened its $30 million Center for Automotive Education & Training Center in 2005 to serve as a model for the retail automobile industry. Each year, the 90,000 sq. ft. Center offers nearly one hundred educational seminars and training programs designed for dealership personnel. In addition, the complex houses a Lincoln Technical Institute campus that provides auto technician training to over 700 students each year.
The good news? New car dealerships are looking to fill a variety of job positions.
The stats are in:
- The automotive industry has an annual shortage of over 109,000 positions nationwide.
- Nationwide, dealers employ over 1.1 million people annually with a payroll of $51.5 billion. New York metro area dealerships employ an average of 75 people annually with a payroll of $3.7 million.
- In the past five years, dealership employment increased by nearly 8%.
Why choose a career in the automotive industry?
- There are loads of opportunities with amenities that include: ongoing training courses, benefits, excellent working conditions, flexible schedules, advancement opportunities and the potential for a high income.
Total national dealership employment:
New and used vehicle Salespeople: 254,800
Supervisors, general office workers and others: 282,100
Other service and parts workers: 328,800