Colorado dealers dangle job offers at 2012 Denver Auto Show

Article by Anita Panait, on March 22, 2012

Whether you are looking for vehicle or looking for a job, the 2012 Denver Show is the best place for you. The Denver auto show will not just be a place for car manufacturers who are looking for customers to buy their vehicles, but also for car dealers in Colorado who are looking for new hires. Yes, you are reading it right!

For the first time, the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association will conduct a job fair at the Denver Auto Show. The dealers will occupy just 600 square feet of the 500,000 square feet of total exhibit space but instead of exhibiting cars, they will be making career offers starting Wednesday until Sunday, according to Tim Jackson, president of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association. Six dealership groups and one independent dealership will be participating.

Dealers nationwide are experiencing sales spurts, prompting them to find new employees to help them in the business. In Colorado alone, new-vehicle registrations in January rose 11 percent from January 2011, according to Jackson.

With dealers taking in new hires, Colorado’s unemployment has plunged lower than the national average since March 2011. According to Jackson, although the sales growth combined with an unemployment rate that is lower than the national average might sound like good news, it has created a problem for dealers who cut employees during the recession.

By the way, dealers are looking for experienced and educated people who see a career in the auto industry. However, there are only a few people who consider having a career in the auto industry, making it hard for dealers not only in Colorado but also across the US to find the right employees.

According to Jackson, the need for qualified employees is so urgent that a dealer drove seven hours from Durango to Denver for the career fair. Jackson added that some dealers can’t even send a representative to go to the career fair because they’re too short-staffed. [source: Autonews]

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