According to the National Automobile
Dealers Association, nearly all U.S. dealerships are in need of qualified employees. According to Auto Retailing Today
(ART), some of the shortage is attributable to concern over the stability of the General Motors and Ford, along with
the image problems that accompany the title of 'car salesman.'
"It's difficult to educate people, to get them to understand that it is a strong industry with good jobs," says Denise Patton-Pace of ART. "We keep running into parents who don't want their children to get into the business because they have a bad image of it. But you can make a good living in this business."
While the bulk of the open positions are sales, they are closely followed by repair service (37,329 positions open), administration and management. Many of the positions are located in dealerships in the southeastern states like the Carolinas and Georgia.
[Source: The Washington Post]