Advance Auto Parts Inc. announced it is accelerating growth and plans to open 75 to 85 new stores and a state-of-the-art distribution center in 2017. As a result of these expansion efforts, Advance says it expects to hire more than 15,000 new 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 CEO. “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.”
In 2016, Advance promoted more than 6,000 team members across the company who demonstrated commitment to customers and drive for results. In 2017, Advance says it will continue to focus on growing talent by developing team members within the organization and recruiting outstanding candidates who have passion for serving customers.
As part of those efforts, the company is investing in career pathing and training programs, with a key focus on expanding leadership and business fundamentals training, and offering more opportunities for team members to connect and network with others across the organization through shared experiences. A newly created inclusion and diversity team is dedicating efforts to ensure the team reflects the community of customers Advance serves across its operations.
Interested candidates may apply at AdvanceAutoParts.jobs.