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Students to Explore Auto Careers in New Car Dealerships

Published Aug 23rd 2006, 9:42pm by Patty Streeter in Pressroom Articles

NADA Sponsors Automotive Career Month in October

 MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Students across the U.S. will learn
about the wide variety of career opportunities available in automobile
dealerships during Automotive Career Month in October -- an initiative
sponsored by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA).

Young people participating in Automotive Career Month will receive a
"behind-the-scenes" tour of a new car dealership in their community to see
first-hand how the business works in all areas of its operation. During the
event, they will have an opportunity to interact directly with dealership
employees and view a new video on auto careers.

"Students and parents are often surprised to learn that dealerships
offer so many rewarding career opportunities," said William Bradshaw, NADA
chairman and a new-car dealer in South Carolina. "This is a chance to share
our experiences about the business with young people, and we hope that many
will end up strongly considering careers in our industry."

More than 104,000 positions are available at new-car dealerships
nationwide, according to a 2006 survey by Harris Interactive, released by
Automotive Retailing Today. Positions with strong growth potential are
available in all areas of dealership operations.
 

The auto sales business is the largest retail industry in the U.S.,
already employing more than 1.1 million people. Thousands of additional
qualified professionals are needed through the next decade alone.
    Positions with high-income potential can be found in such fields as:
    * Sales
    * Auto Repair and Service
    * Finance
    * Marketing
    * Management
    * Administration
    * Design
    * Internet Services
    * Communications.

Reporters are welcome to attend Automotive Career Month events
throughout October. In September, look for an updated list of participating
dealerships and dates of their events at
http://www.nada.org/careers.

The National Automobile Dealers Association, founded in 1917 and based
in McLean, VA, represents approximately 20,000 franchised new car and truck
dealers holding nearly 43,000 separate franchises, domestic and
international.




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