DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2016) — The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has launched the SEMA Career Center, an online employment resource for the automotive aftermarket industry.
The SEMA Career Center involves an automotive industry network, including the Auto Care Association, to list job openings at automotive companies throughout the U.S. Employers are able to search resumes, set up resume alerts and receive reporting information with enhanced tools. Similarly, job seekers can post resumes and receive alerts when potential new openings are posted, according to SEMA.
“Finding qualified employees with specific skills and relevant work experience are top challenges facing SEMA members,” said Zane Clark, SEMA director of education. “The SEMA Career Center addresses this challenge and makes it easy for automotive employers to connect with job seekers that are best suited for their needs….
“What makes the SEMA Career Center unique is that listings are concentrated within the $36 billion automotive specialty equipment industry. It's an exciting industry that is filled with lots of career opportunities.”
According to the recent SEMA Employment Outlook Study, job categories in greatest demand across all three key business types (manufacturer, distributor and retail) include: General Labor, Sales and Clerical/Customer and Service/Technical Support.
The study also noted that finding qualified employees with specific skills and relevant work experience is a predominant challenge facing SEMA members. The SEMA Career Center seeks to address these findings and become the industry resource for automotive-centric jobs, SEMA said.
Companies seeking qualified candidates may create a user profile and post open positions. Job seekers are encouraged to create a user profile and upload their resumes. Future updates will list internship opportunities and allow applicants to obtain resume writing advice, interviewing tips and other career-building tools.