Though the auto repair industry has evolved immensely in the past few decades, its image dates back to the times cars were first invented. People often think being an auto mechanic means working in an old, dark and dingy garages, breaking their backs over manual labor and arriving at home with grease on your face. While the job still requires some labor, it’s not quite what it used to be back when the Ford Model T was first unveiled.
We have a client that is having a difficult time finding job applicants. Midas, the reputable automotive repair company, has many position openings and offers competitive pay, yet they need more applicants for their job openings.
The auto industry is experiencing a very particular and very damaging roadblock to bringing on new hires: the younger generations aren’t studying car mechanics like the generations before them did. Many vocational technical colleges are offering fewer automotive classes because the interest has dropped, meaning they are pumping out fewer and fewer auto mechanics each year.
With a much smaller pond to fish from, how can automotive companies find applicants for their increasing number of job opportunities?