Parts distributor plans to hire more than 15,000 people.
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) announced plans to open 75 to 85 new stores and a state-of-the-art distribution center in 2017. As a result of the new jobs created through expansion and existing career opportunities, Advance expects to hire more than 15,000 team members this year across its family of companies, which includes Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, WORLDPAC and Autopart International.
“We’re pleased to expand our company’s presence this year as part of our long term growth plan,” said Tom Greco, President and Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to the investment that new stores bring to our communities, it offers a unique opportunity for people who have a passion for serving customers to join a growing company. At Advance, we treat and reward our team members like owners in our business. We are looking for talented people who are driven to deliver winning outcomes and take action while developing both themselves and others.”
“At Advance, we empower our people because they are our best part,” said Natalie Rothman, Senior Vice President, Human Resources. “They care for our customers’ needs every day and feel like they are part of a family. That sense of family is felt by our customers when they call or visit our stores, and is an important part of the service experience we provide. Advance cares for our people and provides compelling opportunities that allow team members to grow their career with us.”