CarMax Inc. plans to hire more than 850 service technicians and detailers, the largest such hiring effort by the used-vehicle retailer in its 26-year history. Company executives say the technicians will primarily recondition cars and trucks for sale at CarMax's 215 stores.
CarMax employs about 3,700 technicians, spokesman Lindsey Duke told Fixed Ops Journal. Roughly 55 percent of the hires will be technicians, and the rest will be detailers and related employees, Duke added. The company says it provides its technicians an "award-winning training program, strong opportunities to grow long-term careers, reimbursement programs for (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) certification, and free or discounted tools."
The National Automobile Dealers Association estimates that the U.S. auto retail industry must hire 76,000 technicians each year through 2026 to keep pace with projected job growth.