"The shortage of emerging technical staff entering collision repair businesses is one of the greatest challenges facing our industry," said SCRS chairman Andy Dingman. "It's important to SCRS to encourage new entrants in this industry and to help make them aware of the expansive career opportunities that exist for them in our field. Most importantly, it's a priority for us to connect them with our members' businesses. We want to do everything possible to make sure that hard-working young technicians find their way to a rewarding career in the industry."
To bring the greatest advantage to job creators and provide the largest reach to individuals interested in a career in the automotive sector, the SCRS Career Center was created as part of an extensive network that includes the Auto Care Association and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). SCRS has issued notifications to the instructor and educational arms of the collision repair community in preparation for the launch, encouraging instructors to work with students and graduates on resume development and to learn the search capabilities of the platform.
"Helping raise awareness of the solution was a big part of our launch focus," added SCRS education committee chairman Kye Yeung. "Whether it's someone putting their passion into learning the skills at a local vocational school, a high-level competitor competing at the SkillsUSA National Championship, or someone with tenured experience at a shop looking to move or grow into a new position, we want them to know there are plenty of options for them and that there is an industry-specific job board that can help them land the job of their dreams."
"For an industry largely comprised of independently-owned businesses, many can relate to the sentiment that 'bigger isn't always better'," added Dingman. "Unlike more generalized commercial job boards, our site was developed by SCRS in partnership with other leading automotive trade associations and was developed solely with industry employers in mind."
Body shop owners and managers can visit www.scrs.com/jobs to connect with candidates that have the education and professional experience sought by employers. According to the SCRS, the Career Center will help streamline your hiring process with:
- Unmatched exposure for job listings - SCRS, Auto Care Association and SEMA collectively represent the largest audience of qualified automotive industry professionals.
- Easy online job management - You can enter job descriptions, check the status of postings, renew or discontinue postings, and even make payments online.
- Resume searching access - With a paid job listing, you can search the resume database and use an automatic notification system to receive email notifications when new resumes match your criteria.
- Company awareness - Along with each job posting, you can include information about your individual company and a link to your website.
"Not only is the SCRS Career Center the best way to find qualified candidates for your business, it's a great way to reinvest in our community and help build the awareness of opportunity within the collision repair profession," a statement from the SCRS read.
For more information, visit www.scrs.com.