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Infographic: The Evolution of Retail Automotive Hiring

The retail automotive industry – and the U.S. economy as a whole – have seen significant changes throughout the past decade. While the U.S. was at the height of a recession at the turn of the last decade, the economy is now stronger than ever, with record-low unemployment.

No matter the economic conditions, your dealership’s top source of competitive advantage is your people. With the right employees in place, you can drive profitability and top-notch customer service at your dealership.

To kick off the new decade, we outlined several key milestones in retail automotive and the U.S. hiring market throughout the past 10 years.

The Evolution of
Retail Automotive Hiring

Key Highlights from the Past Decade

2009

At the bottom of the recession, the U.S. government approved a bailout and government loans for Ford, GM and Chrysler to keep the largest U.S. automakers afloat

2009

2010

ZipRecruiter entered the job board market as digital recruitment continues to grow
2010

2010

Hireology was founded, with the mission of empowering business owners and operators to build their best teams
2010

2011

LinkedIn went public with a $350 million IPO, underlining the importance of reaching top job seekers online
2011

2012

NADA launched its first Dealership Workforce Study, a comprehensive overview of dealership benefits, compensation, turnover, and other key workforce data
2012

2013

Unemployment crosses below 8% for the first time since before the crash, showing that the economy is steadily improving
2013

2014

Mary Barra was appointed CEO of GM, making her the first female CEO of a global automaker
2014

2015

Carvana opened its first fully automated, coin-operated version of the signature car vending machine in Nashville, Tennessee, indicating a shift in retail automotive customer experience
2015

2016

Hireology launched Career Sites to help customers more effectively reach job seekers and excite top talent about joining their team
2016

2017

Google for Jobs was released to help connect search users to local roles without the need of a job board
2017

2017

Hireology launched Elevate, the first people strategy summit for retail automotive, empowering top dealers to connect and collaborate about the people side of their businesses
2017

2018

Unemployment hit the lowest rate in nearly 50 years, at 3.8%, making hiring highly competitive for employers across industry
2018

2019

AutoNation named Cheryl Miller as the first female CEO to lead the nation’s largest automotive dealership group
2019

See Why 1 in 5 U.S. Dealerships Partner with Hireology

This year, Hireology is celebrating 10 years of helping dealers and other businesses across industries build their best teams. We’re proud to power recruitment marketing and hiring for 1 in 5 U.S. auto dealerships and set dealers up for success as the industry and economy continue to evolve.

Are you interested in learning more about how Hireology helps dealers attract top talent, hire qualified employees and connect new hires seamlessly? Stop by our booth, 4137C, at NADA Show 2020, or see a demo today.


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