Motor America has inked a deal with the U.S. Army to train returning soldiers as automotive technicians.
has joined the Army’s Partnership for Youth Success program, which shares recruiting efforts with companies and government agencies to aid former soldiers in finding careers after they have left the military.
Qualified service men and women will be “granted priority interviews” with the auto maker for open technician jobs at Hyundai’s 737 U.S. dealers. The U.S. Army also will post openings for the jobs on its website.
Hyundai cites data showing 37,000 vacancies in service technician jobs in the U.S. auto industry. The auto maker says it expects to add more than 50 dealerships annually and will need to fill 500-1,000 service technician spots each year.
“With 725 dealerships nationwide, and more opening each month, Hyundai’s future need for skilled service technicians is expected to soar, and our partnership with the Army will help us fill the void with high-caliber professionals,” says Don Dees, vice president-service for HMA.